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Testing

Testing

 

 PSAT

The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT.  It is a shortened version of the SAT.  The PSAT is given in October every year and students sign up and pay for the exam at Walton High School.  Juniors are encouraged to take this exam, however it is not mandatory.

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SAT

A standardized test that can be used for college admission and scholarship consideration.  The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared students are for college by measuring key skills such as reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression.  The test is offered at the Walton High School twice a year, however students can register to take the exam at other locations throughout the year. 

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2018-2019 SAT Test dates and registration deadlines

 SAT Subject Tests

College admission exams on specific subjects that allow a student to showcase academic strengths that are not highlighted on the ACT or SAT.  SAT subject tests can be required or recommended at certain universities.  Students can take up to three SAT subject tests in one sitting.  Students cannot take the SAT and subject tests in the same sitting. 

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 ACT

A standardized test used for college admission and scholarships.  If you plan to attend college you should be taking the ACT during your Junior year of high school.  The ACT contains a Science section (the SAT does not).  Walton High School administers the ACT twice a year, however students can register to take the exam at other locations throughout the year. 

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2018-2019 ACT Test dates and registration deadlines

REGENTS 

Students in grades 9-12 are required by New York State Education law to pass a required number of Regents exams in English, History, Mathematics, and Science in order to graduate from high school.  A regents diploma requires a student to pass 5 regents exams and an advanced regents diploma requires a student to pass 8 regents exams. 

June 2019 Regents Test Schedule

Regents Review Calendar 

 

Test Prep

There are a variety of FREE online test preparatory program available to students to prepare for high school, military, and college entrance exams.  Here are a few programs to help you prepare:

Khan Academy

Petersons

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