The Central Bucks School District offers a standardized testing prep system, ePrep, to all its students. This free web-based program helps students prepare for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. If you’re interested in having your student registered for ePrep, please let your counselor know. In order to register, you will need to provide your counselor with an email address and password. Your counselor will register you, and you can get started on preparing for the PSAT, SAT, or ACT immediately. For more information about ePrep, check out their website at www.eprep.com.
PSAT scores will be released to students online (through the CollegeBoard website) on December 10th, 2018 Details will be emailed by the CollegeBoard to student email addresses that were provided by students on the answer sheet the day of the exam. Students will need to contact the CollegeBoard directly regarding any login issues. Below is a video link on how to access the PSAT results, along with a video on how to understand your scores.
Below is a suggested timeline for standardized testing:
10th GradeSome Sophomores take the PSAT (practice SAT) in October. Although this test is not appropriate for ALL students, as it is designed as a junior year test, some students may find the practice helpful.
May or June: SAT Subject Tests: College-bound sophomores may plan to take this test if they have done exceptionally well in a sophomore year class and want to highlight their good performance to college admissions officers. Take this test while the information is still "fresh". See below for CollegeBoard's timeline for 10th graders:
October: PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test- All college-bound juniors should plan to take this exam.
December, January, March, May, June: SAT
December, February, April, June: ACT
SAT and/or ACT: College-bound juniors should plan to take two tests, an SAT and an ACT during the second semester of 11th grade. Students may need to test in the early months of the second semester in order to allow for scores to be returned in a timely fashion. This way they may make an informed decision regarding future standardized tests. Students may want to sit for additional standardized tests either late in the junior year or early in the senior year so they may further improve their scores. The Guidance Department bases its recommendations upon the individual testing needs of each student. For specific information, please see your individual counselor.
May or June: SAT Subject Tests: College-bound juniors should plan to take this test if necessary for college admission. See below for CollegeBoard's timeline for 11th grders:
September, October, December: ACT
October, November, December: SAT
These tests are offered in the early fall for seniors who feel they could score a bit higher on a retake - sometimes colleges and universities request that applicants retake a test, as well.
October, November, December: SAT Subject Tests: College-bound seniors may find this test is necessary for college admission to certain schools - it's not too late to take this test! See below for CollegeBoard's timeline for 12th graders: