High School Happenings
The ACT will be offered at CGS on October 28, 2017. The deadline to register for the ACT is September 22, 2017. Click the link below to register for the ACT.
The Pre-ACT will be given to 10th graders on October 25th. PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading and science. Results predict future success on the ACT test, and provide both current achievement and projected future ACT test scores on the familiar 1-36 ACT score scale.
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The PSAT will be given to 9th and 11th grade students on October 25th.
For 9th Graders: The PSAT 8/9 shares essential characteristics with other exams in the SAT Suite of Assessments, like the SAT. The exam is divided into three broad categories: math, reading, and writing and language. There is no essay section.
The reading test, like the SAT, focuses on analysis and understanding how writers communicate. Also like the SAT, it draws on important real-world documents, literary works and essays.
The writing and language test asks students to improve poorly written passages. Some knowledge of grammar and syntax can be helpful here. There are no simple vocabulary questions, although you may be asked to select alternate wordings for some passages.
The math test follows the pattern of SAT-like questions in that you are required to reason through and solve story problems with the use of skills in algebra, data analysis, geometry and so on.
For 11th Graders:
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is your first step toward reaching your college goals. It measures the reading, mathematics, and writing skills you need for college. After the test, you’ll receive feedback on how ready you are for college and tools to help you improve.
Why Should You Take the PSAT/NMSQT®?
Discover Your AP® Potential
After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you’ll receive free feedback on your readiness for 20+ AP® courses.*
Get an SAT® Advantage On average, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score 133 points higher on the SAT® than students who do not take the PSAT/NMSQT. The PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT have the same format and evaluate the same skills. Using personalized feedback based on test results, the PSAT/NMSQT provides you with a custom SAT study plan. Scores are not sent to colleges. The PSAT/NMSQT is designed to uncover opportunities for growth and provide targeted feedback to help you improve your skills.