Testing Information

CEEB--The College Entrance Examination Board
(more commonly known as "The College Board") An organization governed by college and secondary school members; the overseeing agency for many standardized tests and services connected with the admission process. 
(www.college board.org)  Dublin Coffman High School CEEB code is 361995.

Believe it or not, it is already time to start looking ahead to college admissions and the SAT and ACT.  In order to help all of our students, we have a special opportunity coming up for students at Dublin Coffman High School.   We are offering preparation seminars for the SAT and ACT, which will be administered by The Princeton Review.  These seminars are open to JUNIORS and are recommended for students taking either the SAT on May 2nd or the ACT on April 4th. 

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ACT--American College Test:
An alternative to the SAT, the ACT consists of four sections: English, math, reading and science.  The test focuses more on subject matter than the SAT, which is really an aptitude test.  Students who "do not test well"  are encouraged to try the ACT as an alternative to the SAT.  The ACT is not an easier test than the SAT; it is merely structured differently.  Nearly all colleges accept the ACT in lieu of the SAT. 
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SAT I--Scholastic Assessment Test:
Usually taken in the spring of junior year and again in the fall of senior year. Scores on each of two sections (verbal and mathematics) range from 200-800. The national average is now approximately 500 on each test. The SAT I (or it's ACT alternative) is required for admission by most private colleges and universities, most of which consider only the highest verbal score and math score.
ETS--The Educational Testing Service: http://www.ets.org/
Agency employed by the College Board to produce and score SAT I and SAT II tests.
PSAT--Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test & NMSQT--National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: http://www.allaboutcollege.com/netguide/test/psat-nmsqt.htm
Designed for juniors as a practice test for the SAT I (and used as the initial qualifying examination for National Merit scholarships).
ASVAB http://www.asvabprogram.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=overview.main
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has provided the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery, to high schools and post-secondary schools since 1968. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program has been designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.
The Ohio Department of Education is continuing to update its Web site with new information and useful tools for teachers, principals and parents about the new Ohio Graduation Test. Included on the Web site are the State Board-adopted standards for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies and OGT test samplers.


School staff also may find useful the following links:

Graduation checklist for current high school students (Class of 2003-2006):

Q & A about Ohio graduation requirements:
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/proficiency/#Questions and Answers
Advance Placement Program
(AP Information Site) - These are subject tests offered by the College Board, designed to test one's level of knowledge in a variety of academic subjects (e.g. biology, US history, Spanish, math, etc.).  An increasing number of colleges require the SAT II for admission. Such colleges often ask for as many as three tests, including the SAT II writing test, and two others of the student's choice. (Often, the ACT is accepted in lieu of an SAT I and three SAT IIs.

Test Preparation

Think about it. If you know which skill areas are the weakest, you can then work to improve yourself in those areas, and you'll have a far better chance to reach your full potential for higher scores.
SAT, PSAT, or ACT scores represent an important measure of your academic progress and capability, and are a significant factor in gaining admission to the college or university of your choice.
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