All-School Test Administrations
Spring All-School Testing Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 5. The school day will dismiss at 1:20 p.m.
- SENIORS — Grade 12 students do not test or attend school on this day. This is a good opportunity for them to prepare for next year’s transition to college or other post-secondary plans. Students may also spend the day working on scholarship applications (view some options at hffoundation.org) or visiting nearby colleges and universities.
- FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS — Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9, sophomores the PSAT 10, and juniors the SAT. These exams consist of tests in Reading, Math and Writing & Language. The math test has two sections: one that permits a calculator and one that does not. The SAT taken by juniors is an official exam, and the scores are accepted by colleges and universities for admission and scholarships. Students are reminded to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and to bring their student ID, several No. 2 pencils and a calculator. It is important that every student perform his/her best to provide the most accurate picture of their academic achievement and growth, which helps H-F better customize their educational experience.
Many resources are available for students both before and after the exams. In the coming weeks, parents will receive a letter containing their student's College Board access code from fall testing. This code can also be found on the score reports recently mailed home. The code is used to establish an account with the College Board, which allows students to view test reports, register for retests, access information about college applications, and more. Additionally, these accounts can be linked to Khan Academy, which provides no-cost, customized test prep that adjusts as your student learns. Instructions on how to establish a College Board and Khan Academy account will be included with codes. In May, updated access codes will be sent, and your student will use these to link their April test scores with their College Board account.
Juniors can also prepare for their exams by enrolling in H-F's Viking SAT Prep. These courses are designed to help HF students gain confidence in their test-taking abilities, and improve their SAT scores by helping them better anticipate the types of questions that will be on the test. Test Prep sessions begin Feb. 19 and will meet weekly on Sundays or Wednesdays until late March, just days before the SAT is administered. Registration forms can be found at the Campus Store in the South Cafeteria, and the cost is $150. For more information, or to download the registration form, please go to http://goo.gl/NdCX6y.