Waivers are available in the guidance office for students who receive free or reduced lunch. See Mrs. Duhigg in Guidance.
SAT, ACT and PSAT/NMQT
Villa Angela-St. Joseph CEEB Code: 361-365
SAT I and Subject Tests
The SAT Reasoning Test, designed to test math, writing and critical reading skills, is a three hour and five minute exam. All SAT I administrations now include a writing test. Each portion of the SAT is graded on a scale from 200 to 800; two subscores will be provided for the writing section.
The SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) measure knowledge of a single subject area. The hour long multiple-choice Subject Tests are given at the same time as the SAT, except in April when only the SAT I is given.
Students must register for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. To register online for the SAT, go to http://www.collegeboard.com/testing/
The ACT is a battery of four tests which combine elements of aptitude and achievement testing. An optional writing section is also available. The ACT provides separate subscores in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning as well as an overall composite score. The score range is 1 to 36 in each subject area.
Students must register for the ACT test. To register online for the ACT, go to http://www.actstudent.org/index.html
The ACT prep book can be downloaded here.
ACT & SAT Practice
Access these resources for test-taking tips and tricks as you prepare for your ACT and SAT exams.
Resource from the official ACT website. Provides practice questions from every subject area on the ACT in the same format as actual ACT questions.
Offers a wide range of information on how the ACT is structured, the subject areas, and even includes practice questions.
Includes test-prep section for ACT, SAT, and many other standardized tests.
Resource center with wide range of information on SAT, from how it’s structured to practice questions
Free SAT Prep program online that incorporates a catalog of over 100 math, reading and writing study guides, 5000 SAT vocabulary flash cards, practice quizzes/explanations and simulated practice tests.
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all sophomores and juniors on In October at Villa Angela-St. Joseph. There is no need to register for this test. The two hour and ten minute PSAT/NMSQT, with five sections (two critical reading, two math and one writing skills), includes the same types of multiple choice questions as the SAT Reasoning Test. The PSAT/NMSQT provides three different scores on a 20 to 80 scale, one each for critical reading, math and writing skills.
The PSAT, taken the sophomore year is used to provide practice and gain feedback on strengths and weaknesses. The junior PSAT provides practice and is the qualifying test used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to determine eligibility for National Merit Scholarships, National Achievement Scholarships and National Hispanic Scholars. For additional information and to take a practice test, go to