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Shawnee Heights School Code: 172-883
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Visit www.collegboard.org to register, or for more information.
Practice testing materials are available for students wanting to take these tests
KS State Express Library - Click here for free ACT practice tests.
ACT Test Prep - Click here
The counseling center has practice test booklets available.
SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat
ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act
The ACT, SAT, and PSAT websites have free materials available.
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library has testing materials for practice.
Barnes and Noble and Amazon have books available for purchase at your cost.
Sylvan Learning Center has tutoring sessions available at your cost. More information can be found at this link: http://www.sylvanlearning.com/prep/act-test-prep
What is the PSAT and Why Should I Take It?
The PSAT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholars Program.
7,400 National Merit Scholarships of three types and approximately 1,200 Special Scholarships will be awarded every year; these 8,600 awards will have a combined value of more than $43 million. A complete list of corporate and college who participate in the National Merit Program may be found at http://nationalmerit.org/Merit_Sponser_Leaflet.pdf.
What are my Chances?
1.5 million students take the PSAT every year, about 50,000 receive some sort of National Merit recognition, such as Commended Scholar, Semi-Finalist, Finalist, or National Achievement Scholar. The top ½ of 1 percent who take the test become National Merit Scholar Finalists, the top 3% are recognized as Commended or Semi-Finalists. This is based on the high score in your state for the year, so winning scores change from year to year, winning scores in Kansas have typically been around 220.
See Mr. Skaggs for more information.
Writing and Language
Writing and Language