Standardized Tests

PSAT:

The PSAT was administered free to Westhill Sophomores and Juniors on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Results are delivered to students via their counselors.

Want to prepare for your SAT and your future?

College Board offers My College QuickStart™, a personalized college and career planning kit powered by your PSAT/NMSQT test.

All juniors will have the opportunity to learn this feature as soon as the October 09 scores are released.

To sign in, you'll need the access code printed on your PSAT/NMSQT paper score report. If you do not already have a College Board account, you'll be prompted to create one. It typically takes less than two minutes to create your FREE account. To sign up, click on the link My College QuickStart™.

SAT:

ACT:

TOEFL/TSE Information (Test of English as a Foreign Language/Test of Spoken English)

CAPT:

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Test Preparation and After the Test

Norwalk High School Marching Band is sponsoring a Princeton Review practice SAT on January 9, 2010, from 8:00 am. to 12:00 noon. Students should arrive before 7:45 am. The practice exam is geared toward Juniors, Sophomores, and motivated Freshmen. It will be administered by The Princeton Review under full testing conditions, but the scores will only be reported to the students. This gives students the information they need regarding their strengths and weaknesses without the scores being published. The cost is only $25, checks payable to Norwalk MBI. For more information, click here to email Mary Hanna.

College Board Logo"More Features, Less Paper - My SAT Online Score Report"

SAT scores will now be available primarily online for students -- unless they opt for the paper version.

There are many benefits to the "MY SAT Online Score Report" as well. To find out what other services are offered, click here.

SAT TestScore Choice™ Is Now Available

Beginning with the March 2009 SAT, students have the option of which dates they want to report to colleges (of course, colleges have the last say in what they want to see). For information about the "how-to's," click here.

However, there is a caveat:

Don't think that Score Choice is going to make your life easier. Most top ranking schools will still ask you to submit all SAT scores. Eric Furda, University of Pennsylvania's dean of admissions, warns students that the program will not necessarily make high schools students' lives easier. Implementation of any new policy/change takes time. You should expect resistance from top universities for at least next two to three years. 

Most college admissions officers tell us that their data processing of applications automatically picks the highest scores to show. So if you have a combination of good scores on different dates, you shouldn't worry about submitting them all!

A number of colleges are moving toward making the submission of SAT scores optional. The growing list for fall 2009 includes:

Fairfield University, Bates College, Bowdoin College, College of the Holy Cross, Dickinson College, Mount Holyoke College, Providence College, Saint Lawrence University, Sarah Lawrence College, Smith College, Stonehill College, Wake Forest University, and Wheaton College.