•  Preparing for the SAT/ACT 2019-2020

    The ACT and SAT are both standardized tests that are used for college admissions. Students should be aware that they have a choice in which standardized test they choose to take. 

    This article provides information about the differences between the two tests so that you can make a more well-informed decision.


    ACT Website and registration information


    SAT Website and registration information The SAT Subject tests may also be taken, if desired. They are not required for UC or CSU admission but may be highly recommended for some majors as another way to demonstrate content mastery. Some private colleges do require SAT Subject tests. Check individual school websites for required testing. 


    We encourage all students to set up a College Board account to check PSAT scores the week of December 6th. The website will allow students to link to Khan Academy for free tutoring and practice for the SAT or AP exams. Students should also set up an ACT Account and take a free practice ACT test online. 

    In addition:
    1. Students are encouraged to take the PSAT (Practice SAT) here at Hoover HS. It is offered every year in mid October and sold in the counseling office. This year the test is Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The test will be free for all 10th and 11th graders. 
    2. Princeton Review is a Test Prep company that we work with at Hoover to help our students get ready for the SAT. To sign up, please see Mr. Allen second semester in the counseling office. Schedule of Classes for Spring of 2019 and flyer is PENDING. Priority is given to current juniors. Please check back regularly to get the most updated information. 
    3.The website: also offers free SAT prep tools online! ACT also offers online prep tools at
    4. Personalized SAT practice through Khan Academy® with students' own PSAT/NMSQT scores. Visit Khan Academy for free online test prep for the SAT
    5. Students who are eligible for an SAT or ACT fee waiver can pick one up from the Hoover Counseling office. A form with parent signature is required so be prepared to return  the form before you can receive the fee waiver.
    SAT test dates and registration can be found online@
    SAT SUBJECT II test dates and information  -
    ACT test dates and registration can be found online @ 
    6. PSAT, SAT, ACT and More PowerPoint 
    PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, & More PowerPoint
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