ACT and SAT 2017-18 Test Dates and 2 Recommendations
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This year the ACT and SAT finally recognized that students would like to test over the summer…which makes sense since they won’t be encumbered with all that takes place during the school year. One is offered in June and the other in July. Click here to get the calendar of test dates for both the ACT and SAT.
2 Recommendations for Testing:
Often many parents ask me which test should their child take. I suggest students to take each test at least twice. Each test is different and uses different strategies, and each student will perform or “prefer” one test over the other. Typically students that take the test for the first time are nervous and are a little unsure what to expect (timing of each section, length of test, etc.). The common understanding is that a student will perform at least slightly better after the first time they take the SAT and ACT.
As for when to take the test it would be ideal for Juniors to have their final scores by the time senior year starts. If they have scores they are happy with by the time senior year begins they can then focus their attention and energy on all the events of senior year and in addition to applying to college. Senior year is overwhelming as it is, don’t let the ACT/SAT be an element of stress.