THE BASICS: STANDARDIZED TESTING INFORMATION
College Board is a nonprofit corporation organization that develops and administers the SAT, PSAT, and AP courses.
ACT, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that administers several services and products including the ACT.
Education Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that administers several standardized tests including the TOEFL and GRE.
Test-Optional List/Fair Test: there are a number of colleges and universities that have joined the test-optional movement. They don’t require standardized testing because they believe there are stronger predictors of college success than these examinations.
College Entrance Examination Board codes, CEEB codes, are used as unique identifying codes for high schools and colleges when registering for standardized tests. Kent’s CEEB code for both the ACT and SAT is 070330.
Turbo Diagnostic Tests
We URGE our 5th formers to take these diagnostic “Turbo Tests” sometime prior to resuming individual meetings with their college counselors in the winter. It is the most scientific way we have to identify which of the two standardized tests–ACT or SAT–best fits each student’s test-taking style and knowledge base.
Live-on-Line Test Prep Courses for Spring 2019
A popular option for standardized test prep is a live and interactive online class. Through Kaplan, you can sign up for either an ACT or SAT class to get instruction anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. These courses are taught in real time and are not simply video recordings. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
If you would like more information about these offerings or about financial aid, please contact Kaplan directly at 1-800-KAP-TEST (527-8378).
Free Online Test Prep
- KHAN ACADEMY + COLLEGE BOARD: FREE ONLINE SAT TEST PREP PROGRAM including personalized content based on PSAT performance.
- ACT ACADEMY: FREE ONLINE ACT TEST PREP PROGRAM including personalized content based on ACT, PreACT, and official ACT practice tests.
- KAPLAN TEST PREP: FREE ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS, SCORE REVIEWS, CRAM SESSIONS & OTHER EVENTS FOR BOTH THE ACT & SAT.
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ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTING
The TOEFL is an English proficiency examination for college applicants who are non-native English speakers. Each college or university will have its own policy regarding who is required to take the TOEFL, but most non-native English speakers will be required to take it. We STRONGLY suggest that those students take the TOEFL in their home countries during the summer. (Tip: take it early in the summer when your English is still very fresh in your mind.) Note that it is VERY difficult to take the TOEFL while at Kent but is still possible.