Huntington High School sophomore and juniors will be able to sit for a mock ACT exam in January. The school will partner with Princeton Review to offer the practice test to increase the competitiveness of students applying to college.
The mock exam will be given on Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. Students will be charged $10 to help defray expenses. There will be no cost to students demonstrating financial need.
“The number of ACT-takers relative to SAT-takers has increased over the last few years,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “The ACT is more content-based as compared to the more aptitude-based SAT. Some students are better suited to succeed on one than the other.”
The mock exam is being offered as part of Huntington High School’s college and career readiness efforts.
“Each year college acceptances become more competitive and students are continuously trying to keep up with admission requirements, including GPA, extracurricular involvement and standardized test scores,” said Kitty R. Klein, district director of guidance, K-12. “The college process has generated an increase in anxiety for many students and families.”
The full-length mock exam will be followed by a review session for students and parents on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. “We will distribute score reports as well as discuss how to interpret the results,” Ms. Klein said.
Princeton Review will supply proctors for the exam at no cost. Students will be asked to report to the mock exam 15 minutes before its start. Test-takers should bring along a No. 2 pencil, calculator and beverage.
“To help ease some of the tension associated with SAT testing, Huntington High School administers the PSAT, which serves as good practice for the SAT,” Klein said. “However, we do not currently offer a practice test for the ACT and as a result, when students register for the exam, many of them have never had an informal administration.”
Students should egister for the mock exam in the guidance west office. Checks payable to Huntington High School in the amount of $10 will be accepted. For more information, contact Klein at email@example.com.
Information provided by HUFSD.