• Standardized Tests  2021-2022 Test Dates

     The UC has permanently discontinued the use of test scores in the application process. The CSU will not require test scores in the application process Fall 2022 entering class.  Click here to see the current UC testing policy.


    Starting in January 2021 the SAT Subject Tests and the Writing Section have been discontinued.

    Questions that are commonly asked are:
    Which college admissions test should my student take? and
    Which test preparation company is the best?

    There are two admissions tests that colleges will accept, the SAT and the ACT. These two tests are different and occasionally a student will score better on one than the other. Then that student would send his/her best test score (whether it is an SAT or an ACT) to the college. I suggest that students try both tests.

    The SAT is a reasoning test. It consists of math and evidence-based reading, for a total score of 1600. The ACT tests the student’s knowledge in four areas: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning with each carrying 1/4 of the weight toward the total score of 36. Colleges know how to compare the different scores. Both registration forms are available in the College/Career Center or students can register online at SAT or ACT


    You can find test dates here. Register early to ensure that you get the location you want. 
    The SAT offers test dates in January, March, May, June, October, November, and December. The ACT offers its test in  February, April, July, September, October and December. When students request that their SAT test results be sent to a college, The College Board will either send results from all SAT tests taken or will send just a specific test date you request. The ACT supersores (sends the best results per section from multiple tests). The SAT also allows superscoring.  The ACT will allow students to retake individual sections of the test, as long as they have sat for one complete test beforehand. Individual section tests must be taken at an online center.
    There are many test preparation companies offering classes in Marin. These courses typically consist of a series of group sessions. Several of the local high school offer free practice test sessions for the SAT.  Watch for e-mail announcements for these dates. Compass in Larkspur Landing offers practice SAT and ACT tests for a low fee. Compass provides private tutoring in all areas of test preparation. The local number is 800-620-6250.  Many students have taken classes or received one-on-one tutoring for the SAT/ACT subject tests from  TLC Tutoring in Fairfax
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