SAT - ACT - TSI Information

Standardized College Admissions Exam for 4 year Universities

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ACT & SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

ACT Dates (Registration Deadlines to avoid late fees)

  • Sept. 10 (Register by 8/5)
  • Oct. 18 SCHOOL DAY ACT TESTING- MUST OPT-IN SENIORS ONLY***
  • Oct. 22 (Register by 9/16)
  • Dec. 10 (Register by 11/4)
  • Feb. 11 (Register by 1/6)
  • Apr. 15 (Register by 3/10)
  • June 10 (Register by 5/5)
  • July 15 (Register by 6/16)

***OPT-IN VIA STUDENT E-MAIL. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL DAILY!


SAT Dates (Registration Deadlines to avoid late fees)

  • Aug. 27 (Register by 7/29)
  • Oct. 1 (Register by 9/2)
  • Nov. 5 (Register by 10/7)
  • Dec. 3 (Register by 11/3)
  • Mar 2 SCHOOL DAY SAT TESTING- ALL JUNIORS, SENIORS MUST OPT-IN ONLY***
  • Mar. 11 (Register by 2/10)
  • May 6 (Register by 4/7)
  • June 3 (Register by 5/4)

***OPT-IN VIA STUDENT E-MAIL. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL DAILY!

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During the Registration process you will...

  • Go to Website of ACT or SAT(Collegeboard)
  • Click the "Register" button
  • Create an account (if you do not already have one). Be sure to document your username and password for future use.
  • The first time you register, you will be asked to answer questions about yourself (interests, classes you have taken, grades you have made, etc.). Do not stress about the perfect answer. These questions have nothing to do with your test scores. SAT/ACT uses this information for research purposes.
  • Identify your High School. It is easier to find the correct Lake View High School, by entering our LVHS School Code (446-110). This ensures that LVHS will also receive a copy of your score report.
  • Identify your preferred Test Center (where you want to test). If you would like to test at CHS, you can enter our test center code (CHS Test Center Code for ACT = 162580 & CHS Test Center Code for SAT = 44748).
  • Report where you would like your scores sent (i.e. to your prospective colleges, NCAA, etc.). Each college has a 4 digit code (that is different for SAT and ACT). NCAA's code is 9999. You can search for your colleges' codes at ACT College Code Search &/or SAT College Code Search.
  • Register for the Test
  • Upload a photo of yourself for security reasons. This photo should look like a passport photo (head & shoulders, looking directly at the camera).
  • Pay for the test with a credit card. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you can ask the LVHS Counseling Center Secretary for a waiver that you can use to cover the cost of the test. The waiver will not cover any late fees.
  • Print your admissions ticket. This ticket also provides you with helpful information about being prepared for your test date. If your home printer is not working, feel free to ask your counselor for assistance in printing your admission ticket.
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ACT Test Information

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Be sure to include LVHS' Code is: 446 110. By listing this code, you will ensure that LVHS will also receive a copy of your ACT Scores.


Central High School is an ACT Testing Center. If you would like to test at CHS, you can enter the CHS SAT Testing Center Code (162580) when you are asked to enter your desired testing center.


ACT Practice:

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SAT Test Information:

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Be sure to include LVHS' Code is: 446 110. By listing this code, you will ensure that LVHS will also receive a copy of your SAT Scores.


Central High School is an SAT Testing Center. If you would like to test at CHS, you can enter the CHS SAT Testing Center Code (44748) when you are asked to enter your desired testing center.


SAT PRACTICE:

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Helpful Hints to Remember for Test Day:

Be sure to print your "Admissions Ticket" from your SAT or ACT Account.


Report to: If testing at Central High School: Holmes Hall by 7:55 a.m. (unless you are notified of alternate test site information)


Bring the following items on the day of the test:


  • Admissions Ticket
  • Photo ID (e.g. Driver's Licence, School ID, etc.)
  • 2 sharpened #2 pencils with erasers
  • Graphing calculator (Check one out from your math teacher or the Student Service Center).
  • We also recommend that you bring a watch (Avoid Smart Watches or ones with alarms), a screw top drink, and a non-messy snack. Food/Drinks are only allowed during breaks.

Prohibited Items: Cell Phones, Electronic Devices, Smart Watches, etc.


When taking the test, remember that...


  • ...the SAT/ACT are a timed tests, so avoid spending too much time on one question. Consider marking the ones that you do not know. This will give you time to answer all of the questions that you know, before returning to the ones that you marked for review.
  • ...there is no "guessing penalty". Therefore, you should bubble an answer on each question, even if you are not sure; because you might get lucky and get it right.
  • ...you should watch your time, so that you have time to bubble all answers before time is called.
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Which test is right for you?

The Princeton Review has researched the differences between the SAT & ACT to help you determine which test is the right fit for you.


Many students like to take both the SAT & ACT, just to see who they will perform on each. However, it is not absolutely necessary. Most colleges accept either test, but it is always a good idea to double-check the Admissions page (for first time freshmen) at the website of your prospective university

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TSI- Texas Success Initiative

Why do I have to take the TSI?


Before taking a college level course, the State of Texas requires students to prove college readiness by passing a TSI test(s) in the following areas: What this means is that, if you are not TSI exempt and/or take the TSI test and do not pass, then you will be put into remedial English and Math courses your first year of college. You will have to pay for these courses, and you will not receive college credit.


  • TSI-A2 Math
  • TSI-A2 ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)


How can I be EXEMPT from the TSI-A2 Math and/or TSI-A2 ELAR?

  1. You are planning to attend either Angelo State University OR Howard College
  2. You are currently in College Preparatory English (and pass it for the year)- This will exempt you from the TSI-A2 ELAR test
  3. You are currently in College Preparatory Math (and pass it for the year)- This will exempt you from the TSI-A2 Math test
  • Example: Suzie Student is a senior and is currently taking CP Math and CP English. Suzie plans to attend Angelo State University next school year. If Suzie passes both her CP Math and CP English classes, then she is exempt from both the TSI-A2 Math and TSI-A2 English test)
  • SAISD has an agreement with (only) Angelo State & Howard College, that passing grades in senior level "College Prep English &/or Math" courses can prove TSI standards for that subject area


- OR-


  1. You have taken and passed an academic dual credit course in English &/or Math


- OR-

SAT SCORES:

  1. You scored a 530 or higher on the Math section to be exempt from TSI- Math
  2. You scored a 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) to be exempt from TSI-ELAR
  3. No combined score is required


ACT SCORES:

  1. You must first achieve a minimum composite score of a 23 with...
  2. At least a 19 on the Math section to be exempt from TSI-Math
  3. At least a 19 on the English section to be exempt from TSI-ELAR



How to study/practice for the TSI:

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FALL 2022 STAAR RE-TESTING DATES

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US History- Tuesday, December 6th

Algebra I- Wednesday, December 7th

English II- Thursday, December 8th

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English II- Thursday, April 27th


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Algebra I- Tuesday, May 2nd

US History- Wednesday, May 3rd