SAT/ACT Info

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 collegeboard.org
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 actstudent.org
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

PSAT Results: Fall 2016

SCORE REPORTS FOR PSAT: FALL 2016 RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

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.

VIEWING YOUR SCORES ONLINEPSAT example 1

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: https://youtu.be/nzCSIilL3WQ.

PAPER REPORT PART 1: YOUR SCORES

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.

 

PAPER REPORT PART 2: SUBSCORE INFORMATION

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.

 

PAPER REPORT PART 3: NATIONAL MERIT

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.

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.49 AMPAPER REPORT PART 4: NEXT STEPS

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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PAPER REPORT PART 5: QUESTION ANALYSIS

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.

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

SOURCE

Thank you to the CollegeBoard for making their Suite of Assessments so user-friendly and cohesive this year! https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/student-score-reports

Advice from a College Freshman, Part 1

* The class of 2016 already has knowledge to share with our current students. Look for wisdom from them to be featured in our Guest Blog section throughout the year. Thank you, Sami, for sharing your story.

How Did I Get Here?

By: Sami Katrakatra

My name is Sami Katra. I am now a freshman at Marian University and am a Chatard alumna. I love going to school here and the struggle I went through my senior year of high school was so worth it. My struggle began with the fact that I took my SAT later than everybody else so I had a lot of stress with all the deadlines for college. It was bad and it got to the point where I had other requirements from Marian in order to be accepted. My scores from the first SAT were low and I had to take it again. They were a lot better but I had to write a paper to Marian explaining why they should accept me and explain why my scores came in late. I even thought of other options rather than college. Not that not going to college is necessarily bad, but I knew it was my path. So, some advice: in order to know what school you are going to for sure and get accepted by Christmas, take the SAT or ACT early! Take the test as many times as you can! The more times you take the test, the better scores you get and the easier it is to get in to college.

I think Chatard did an awesome job of preparing me for college. (more…)