Mon Oct 28, 2019)The SAT measures aptitude in the areas of critical reading, writing and math. Admissions offices use the test as a predictor of college and academic success. The SAT is a strategy-based test, where students receive more points are deducted for a wrong answer than for an omitted or blank answer. It is recommended that all juniors take the test for the first time in the winter or spring of junior year. Most students will take the test again in the fall of senior year. Fee waivers are available for students on free or reduced lunch.
Photo required: You must submit a photo with your registration for the SAT. The photo you provide will become part of your Admission Ticket.
Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.
SAT and SAT Subject Test Fees
Please College Board site noted above for up-to-date fee information
Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.
Mon Oct 28, 2019)The ACT (American College Test) is an achievement-based test designed to measure a student's current knowledge base. The ACT measures learning in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and (optional) Writing. Each area is scored on a scale from 1-36. A composite score is given for the entire exam based on this scale. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test date or test center.
(Mon Sep, 1 2014)The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test measures skills in three basic academic areas important for success in college: critical reading, mathematics problem-solving and writing. The test is a shorter duration than the SAT and is the best way to gain exposure to the SAT. Metuchen High School strongly encourages all sophomores and juniors to take the test. All fees are paid by Metuchen Board of Education and there is no cost to the student.
WHAT IS THE PSAT/NMSQT?
The PSAT is a two-hour and ten-minute test (plus approximately 35 minutes for administrative duties) that measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills. Your score report will include your verbal, math, and writing scores and a qualifying score called the Selection Index, which is used by The National Merit Corporation to determine eligibility for scholarships.
WHY TAKE THE EXAM?
The PSAT gives you an opportunity to practice for the SATs which college bound juniors will take in the spring. The PSAT has the same type of verbal and math questions as the SAT, and the scores are presented in a similar manner.
The PSAT is the first step in determining eligibility for scholarship programs. These scholarships include The National Merit Scholarship and The National Achievement Scholarship for Outstanding Negro Students.
The PSAT makes a student eligible for the Student Search Service, in which colleges will send you information about their programs.
The PSAT is the first step in preparing to apply to college.
HOW DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR THE EXAM?
There will be a meeting for all Sophomores and Juniors. Each will be given a copy of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin that contains all information regarding the test, including a sample PSAT.
Students should familiarize themselves with the test format. No student should go in "cold."
Registration will take place at the class meeting. Every student will be asked to declare whether or not they will be taking the PSAT.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE DAY OF THE TEST?
Students will report to MHS by 7:30 a.m. on the designated Saturday in October and should bring with them two #2 pencils with erasers. Students may use graphing, scientific or 4-function calculators.
After checking in with the registrar, juniors will be seated in the gymnasium and/or cafeteria.
The PSAT process will simulate an SAT Testing session.
WHEN WILL SCORES BE AVAILABLE?
In December, the results are returned to the high school. The counselors will meet with all students to distribute the score report, test booklet and answer sheet.
Counselors will also explain how to interpret the scores and direct students on where to seek additional support for test preparation.
TESTING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
If you have a documented disability, you may be permitted to take the SAT in the spring with an accommodation appropriate to your disability. Student Eligibility Forms are available in the Guidance Office.
Reminder: Students must submit a Parent Consent Form to begin the process of applying for accommodations. Requests must be submitted by a designated deadline. More information is available on Naviance Family Connection.
Please contact the Guidance & School Counseling Office at (732) 321-8750.