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.
While the PSAT/NMSQT is a tool used to prepare for the SAT, there are a number of resources we recommend sophomores and juniors utilize for test prep:
*College Board website- Taking a full-length SAT practice test is one of the best ways to simulate test day. Eight official SAT practice tests are available for free, both online and on paper. Created by the makers of the SAT, each practice test has the same types of questions you'll see on test day. Six of the practice tests have even previously been given as actual SAT exams.
*Take free SAT practice tests online with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Your answers will automatically be scored at the end of your test, and the timer will keep you on track with section time limits.
*The Central Bucks School District offers E-Prep, a free standardized test prep and practice program for the PSAT, SAT and ACT to all its students. Students are automatically registered for this program; registration information was sent to your student via their cbsd district email account. If they cannot find the email or have problems logging in, please contact their school counselor.
The PSAT 10 for sophomores will be made available during the 2nd semester as a practice for the SAT. More information will become available after January of 2021.
For additional insight into the testing timelines, see the information below.
10th GradeThe Central Bucks School District offers E-Prep, a free standardized test prep and practice program for the PSAT, SAT and ACT to all its students. Students are automatically registered for this program; registration information was sent to your student via their cbsd district email account. If they cannot find the email or have problems logging in, please contact their school counselor or the librariarian. Sophmopres will also have the oportunity to take the Pre-ACT in the spring of 2021. Registration information will be forth coming in the winter of 2021.
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:
August, September, October, November, December: ACT
August, Septmber, 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: