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Testing Information


General Testing Information


All students who are planning to attend a post-secondary college or university should take the SAT and/or ACT before graduation from BLHS.   

Suggested Timeline For Standardized Testing
--10th Grade Fall - take the PSAT (practice SAT) in the fall semester
--11th Grade Fall - take the PSAT for the second time if preferred
--11th Grade Spring - take the SAT or ACT 
*BLHS will administer the SAT or ACT to each 11th grade student in the spring semester.  This will be free of cost and held during the school day.  During your IGP meeting your counselor will ask you which test you prefer to take*
--12th Grade Fall - retake the SAT or ACT to improve scores if needed

It is ultimately your responsibility to find out what test is needed for the technical school, college, or university you plan to attend.  Please check with the school you are interested in attending for their SAT/ACT requirements, or any placement test they require.

After your free BLHS testing administration during the spring semester of your 11th grade year, you are responsible for registering for future testing sessions.  It is recommended that you take the SAT or ACT (or a combination of both) more than once, as colleges superscore your highest scores across all testing dates.  

SAT Registration: www.sat.org/register

ACT Registration: www.actstudent.org/start 

2019-2020 Testing Dates

ACT Test Dates 2019-2020

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Deadline

Score Release*

Sept 14, 2019

August 16, 2019

Aug 30, 2019

Sept -Nov, 2019

October 26, 2019

Sept 20, 2019

Oct 4, 2019

Nov-Dec, 2019

December 14, 2019

Nov 8, 2019

Nov 22, 2019

January-Feb, 2020

February 8, 2020

Jan 10, 2020

Jan 17, 2020

March -April, 2020

April 4, 2020

Feb 28, 2020

Mar 13, 2020

Apr -March, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 22, 2020

June-July, 2020

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 26, 2020

July-Aug, 2020

 

SAT Test Dates 2019-2020

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Phone/Online Late Registration Deadline

Online Score Release

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Sept 6-11, 2019

October 5, 2019

Sep 6, 2019

Sep 24, 2019

Oct 18-23, 2019

November 2, 2019

Oct 3, 2019

Oct 22, 2019

Nov 15-20, 2019

December 7, 2019

Nov 8, 2019

Nov 26, 2019

Dec 20-25, 2019

March 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

Mar 27-Apr 1, 2020

May 2, 2020

Apr 3, 2020

Apr 21, 2020

May 15-20, 2020

June 6 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

June 15-17, 2020

 

Test Practice Resources 

Collegeboard (SAT)
-provides free practice resources and tutoring through their partnership with the Kahn Academy.  After receiving your PSAT scores, link your account to the Kahn Academy and begin improving your scores!

ACT
-practice questions and tests are available at the following website:
ACT Practice Questions


Score Interpretation 

ACT Scores