College Tutors SAT Practice Test: Jan. 13

College Tutors is hosting a College Entrance Practice Test Saturday, January 13, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. at their Learning Center, 1300 E 86th street, Nora Plaza (next to Marshalls).

This session will be for the March 10 SAT Exam and will mirror what students will experience while taking the actual SAT exam. This is a small-group, proctored exam and will last approximately three hours.

Scores are summarized in collaboration with Summit Education Group*, reviewed with their experienced staff, with consultation around improving specific areas of the test. This is a great resource for students needing to close gaps in particular subjects or simply striving to improve overall performance.

*A sample test score summary can be viewed at ACT Practice Test Score

To register, students and families should email Andrea Harmon-Alexander: aharmonalexander@collegenannie

SAT Prep Class at BCHS

Registration is now open for the 2018 SAT Prep Class at BCHS. This is for BCHS students only.

This is a 6-week SAT Prep class, taught by BCHS teacher Mrs. Schaffner and former teacher Mrs. Klee, in January-February. Each class runs from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Class dates are Mondays : January 22, 29, 2018 and February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018. (The class WILL be held on President’s Day).

This class covers Math and English on the revised SAT. Cost is $150.

All registration is online. Payment will be collected during registration through our secure form. The class is limited to 40 registrants and spaces fill quickly.



PSAT Results: Fall 2017


You can now view your PSAT scores online with your CollegeBoard login. Counselors will deliver the paper score reports to homerooms after Christmas break. If you use your PSAT scores correctly, you can improve your SAT scores, increase your academic potential, and focus your college search.


When you log into your CollegeBoard account, you will first see your most recent scores. For information on how to “Get the Most from Your Score Report,” view the PSAT video:


You will be able to view your total score as well as the Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.13 AMsubscores and benchmarks. The percentiles and benchmarks are useful to see where you have room to improve, but do not panic if you do not yet meet the benchmarks. The purpose of a practice test is to help you know where you can improve, and your BCHS counselors are here to help you prepare now to meet the benchmarks on future tests.



Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.26 AMThe subscores demonstrate smaller areas of proficiency or areas of improvement. You will be able to break down the larger areas to see where you can focus your preparation before you take the SAT. This allows the study and preparation process to be less intimidating. For example, one week you can focus on questions that deal with Words in Context and then move on to Expression of Ideas rather than feeling overwhelmed and not starting at all.



Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.38 AMFor Juniors Only: This section shows you your National Merit Scholarship eligibility. If there is an asterisk next to your NMSC selection index number, you do not qualify for the scholarship program. As discussed in junior Theology classes, a high index score is still beneficial to you in other ways. Please see Mrs. Nixon for more clarification.

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This section of the report really breaks down your strengths and areas of growth. You can build confidence by seeing what you already do well (on the left) and continue to learn more about where you have room to improve (on the right). Using the suggestions in the right-hand column truly does give you the chance to focus your energy on improving your skills.

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This section of the report allows you to view every question you missed, the correct answer, and your incorrect guess. You can break down where you went wrong on your incorrect guess, the reasoning for the correct answer, and what you can expect going forward when you take the SAT. This is such a valuable tool for you as you set up your Khan Academy account and complete practice questions for your future College Board tests.


Thank you to the CollegeBoard for making their Suite of Assessments so user-friendly and cohesive this year!


Seniors who will take the SAT or ACT should choose a date in the fall; Juniors should register for dates in the spring. Register online using the links below. Registration materials may also be picked up in the Guidance Office. Remember to look ahead to scheduled events such as retreats, plays, and athletic participation before choosing a testing date.

The BCHS School Code for each test is: 151654

Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch, see Mrs. Nixon, College Counselor, for waivers of test fees.

2017/2018 SAT Reasoning & Subject Test

Register at
Read test registration deadlines and subject tests information at this link

SAT TESTS for 2017/2018 are:

  • August 26, 2017
  • October 7, 2017
  • November 4, 2017
  • December 2, 2017
  • March 10, 2018
  • May 5, 2018
  • June 2, 2018

BCHS School “CEEB” code

The CEEB code is used for SAT tests, ACT tests and some college applications.
The BCHS CEEB Code is 151654

If you omit this code on your test registration, you will have to order and pay for a score report to be sent to BCHS.

2017/2018 ACT Test Dates

Register at
Read the test registration deadlines at this link.

ACT TESTS for 2017/2018 are:

  • September 9, 2017
  • October 28, 2017
  • December 9, 2017
  • February 10, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • July 14, 2018