SAT & ACT - Troy High School Code ( 051009 )
An Update on Reducing and Simplifying Demands on Students
As students and colleges adapt to new realities and changes to the college admissions process, the College Board is making sure our programs adapt with them.
The pandemic accelerated a process already underway at the College Board to reduce and simplify demands on students. As part of this process, we’re making substantial investments in the SAT Suite and in tools to help colleges connect with students. We’re providing three updates today and will continue to consult with our members on this ongoing work.
First, we’re discontinuing SAT Subject Tests.
The expanded reach of AP and its widespread availability for low-income students and students of color means the Subject Tests are no longer necessary for students to show what they know.
AP provides students rich and varied opportunities to showcase their knowledge and skills through college-level coursework. Courses like AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone provide the type of hands-on learning experiences and practical, real-world work that colleges want to see from students.
We are no longer offering the Subject Tests in the U.S. Students in the U.S. will automatically have their registrations canceled and receive a refund. Because Subject Tests are used internationally for a wider variety of purposes, we will provide two more administrations in May and June of 2021 for students in international locations. International students can call Customer Service to cancel their registration for a full refund if they no longer want to take Subject Tests.
We’ve reached out to our member colleges, and they will decide whether and how to consider students’ Subject Test scores. Students should check colleges’ websites for the most up-to-date information on their application policies.
Second, we are discontinuing the optional SAT Essay.
This decision recognizes that there are other ways for students to demonstrate their mastery of essay writing. At the same time, writing remains essential to college readiness, and the SAT will continue to measure writing and editing skills. The tasks on the SAT Reading and Writing and Language tests are among the most effective and predictive parts of the SAT. Students can take the SAT with Essay through the June 2021 SAT administration.
After June 2021, the Essay will only be available in states where it’s required for SAT School Day administrations for accountability purposes. Students registered for the SAT with Essay this spring can cancel the Essay portion at any time, free of charge.
Third, we are investing in a more flexible SAT—a streamlined, digitally delivered test that meets the evolving needs of students and higher education.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of being innovative and adaptive to what lies ahead. We are committed to making the SAT a more flexible tool, and we are making substantial investments to do so. We’re consulting with our members in K–12 and higher education and will have more to share about that work later this spring.
There’s still a clear demand from students to take the SAT as a way to show their strengths to colleges. Most immediately, we’re working to provide as many opportunities as possible for students in the class of 2022 to take the SAT this year, including by:
Allocating seats that would have gone to students taking Subject Tests to students who want to take the SAT.
Being prepared to expand capacity for existing administrations and add administrations in the fall if the pandemic continues to impact testing this spring.
Through it all, we’ll continue to prioritize the health and safety of students and staff; all safety requirements that were in place last fall will remain at least through the spring 2021 administrations.
Support for Educators and Students
We understand these changes may impact educators’ work with students and families. We’re here to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape and will continue to support you through these uncertain times. We’ll reach out directly to students registered for SAT Subject Tests and the SAT with Essay to inform them of these changes in the coming days and provide support and resources for our K–12 and higher education members.
PSAT/NMSQT2021-2022 School Year
The PSAT/NMSQT at Troy HS will be held on Saturday, October 16th.Registration for the PSAT/NMSQT is now open via Total Registration and will close on September 13th.The exam will be held at Troy High School on Saturday, October 16th and is open to all 10-11 grade students.Exam time is TBA but count on being here all morning.Registration link:For more information about the PSAT:For more information about the NMSQT:Approved Calculators:https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/test-day-checklist/approved-calculatorsFree PSAT Prep/Practice TestsCollege Board:20-21 AP & IB Exam Fee Waiver NoticeFor Students Enrolled in AP and/or IB CoursesAdvanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level classes taught in high school. If a student is enrolled in an AP class at Troy they are eligible to take the AP Exam for that class. Passing AP Exam scores may earn students college credit while in high school. AP Exams will cost approximately $99.00 each which includes the registration fee. AP Exam registration will take place online (through https://www.totalregistration.net/) September 28 - November 10, 2020. Please be aware that there will not be a cancel fee this year due to COVID-19, but it is requested that you cancel any exam you don’t wish to take by March 12, 2021.International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are part of Troy’s IB Programme. If a student is enrolled in an IB course at Troy they may be eligible to take the IB exam for that class. Passing IB exam scores may earn students college credit while in high school. IB Exams will cost approximately $125.00 each, late registration will cost more. IB Exam registration will take place October 1-10. Late registrations will be accepted through October 15th, with an additional late fee. After November 1st no refunds will be given and any changes made to IB registrations after this date will incur additional fees by IBO. Please check with Mrs. Kirkpatrick if you are unsure if you qualify for an IB exam.To receive a fee waiver for AP/ IB Exams you must qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP). To complete the online FRLP application go to the FJUHSD Food Services page (www.fjuhsdfoodservices.org). You will indicate your FRLP status when you register for the AP/IB Exams through Total Registration. If you wish to receive AP/IB Exam fee waivers, you must apply by Friday, September 4, 2020, whether or not you plan to use the free/reduced lunch benefit at Troy.*For more information on the College Board’s AP Program, please visit https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/*For more information on Troy’s IB Programme, please visit https://www.fjuhsd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=379Instructions for the 2020-2021 Advanced Placement (AP) ExamRegistration ProcessStudents enrolled in AP courses at Troy this year who wish to register for the AP exam for that class must follow these steps, established by the College Board, to register for their May 2021 exams. All steps must be completed, in order for your AP Exam registration to be complete. Please note that if any of these procedures are missed it will result in incomplete registration and the inability to take the May 2021 exam(s).
Early September 2020 (Completed by students with their AP teacher during class)Step 1: Sign in to your My AP (myap.collegeboard.org) account, or create one if necessary, and enroll in your AP Class section(s). Your AP teacher(s) will share the unique AP class Join Code with you. This step will be completed during your AP class period. Parents/Guardians, students must have a My AP account (set up through the College Board) and know the login information.Step 2: Once in the AP Classroom, under the “Order Exam?” column, you must select “Yes” to indicate that you will be taking the AP exam; this begins your exam order to the College Board. Additionally you will also be entering personal information used for AP exam registration. It is important that you provide this information thoroughly and accurately. The registration information you provide is used to produce a unique AP exam label that you will use on your exam materials. NOTE: It is also crucial that you use the same name (legal) on all AP registration forms and during payment through the Total Registration website.September 28-November 5, 2020 (Completed online by the student and parent/guardian)Step 3: Students and parents/guardians must then complete exam registration and pay for AP exam(s) using Troy’s Total Registration account. The link to our Total Registration account is: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/51009Registration and payment for exams will end November 5; registration after that date will incur a late fee. Failure to register and pay for the AP exam(s) by that date will result in the inability to take the exam. Students and parents/guardians must also review the included information on What to Bring/What not to Bring to AP exams and additional exam information.May 1, 2021 (Last day to cancel to receive FULL REFUND; after this date there will be no refunds, unless we are still in pandemic-mode.)May 1, 2021 is the last date when a student may cancel an AP exam and receive a FULL REFUND (less $4.00 per exam processing fee). Exam cancellations are to be requested through the student’s Total Registration account. AFTER this date there will be no refunds, unless we are still in a pandemic situation. For all exam cancellations, students will be charged a $4.00 fee per exam to cover the Total Registration processing fee for which we are held responsible.May 3-14 2021AP Exams take place during these two weeks. Starting in late April students will receive emails via their Total Registration account with their exam schedule and details. It is pertinent that students read these messages so they arrive at their exam(s) locations prepared and on time. Failure to arrive prepared with required materials or to arrive at the test location on time may result in the inability to take the exam.
Information for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Here are some information about the FREE AP REVIEW CLASSES:
For the latest updates:
To Support Districts, Schools, and Parents during School Closures related to COVID-19Here’s some resources we’ve put together on how Khan Academy can be used for remote learning
- AP Courses- Exams (Dates, Free Practice Questions & Tips)- View AP Scores Onlnie- Register for the SAT, Subject Tests- Free Practice Tests - CollegeBoard (Khan-Academy)- Dates, View Scores Online- Send Score Reports to Colleges- Free Practice Tests (Reading, Writing, Languages, Math, & Key Content Changes)- Scholarships & Recognition- View Scores Online
- Detailed daily schedules for students ages 4 to 18 that parents, teachers and district administrators can use to keep students learning at home. (http://khan.co/KA-school-closeure-schedule)
- Sal Khan is personally hosting livestreams and answering questions weekdays at noon EST/9am PST on Facebook and Youtube for students, parents and teachers navigating school closures.
- Parent and teacher resources for getting started with Khan Academy.
- Khan Academy is exploring ways to further support students, parents and teachers with live “office hours” and mechanisms to answer academic and logistical questions. Stay-tuned on the daily livestreams for more info.
PSAT/NMSQT Scores will be released online by The College Board.Here's how you can prepare:
ACT / SAT ConcordanceACT and the College Board have completed a concordance study that is designed to examine the relationship between scores on the ACT test and the SAT. These concordance tables do not equate scores, but rather provide a tool for finding comparable scores.
What is Concordance?The term “concordance” refers to establishing a relationship between scores on assessments that measure similar (but not identical) constructs. A technically sound concordance allows students and professionals to compare scores from similar assessments to inform decisions. A concorded score is not a perfect prediction of how a student would perform on the other test.
SAT & ACT Education ServicesTaking courses and practice exams is a great way to learn which areas you should target and improve on in math, reading, and writing. There are a variety of companies that provide services for the students in your area. Troy High School does not endorse one service company over the other.Catalyst Prep - https://catalystprep.com/Kaplan - http://www.kaptest.com/Revolution Prep - http://www.revolutionprep.com/The Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com/