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Testing Dates

12 months ago

ASSESSMENT & PURPOSELOCATION & REGISTRATION
FEES
PSAT (10th & 11th Grade)
Pre-SAT Readiness Exam
Offered on campus in the Fall
Register in the counseling office
$15.00
NEW PSAT 8/9 (9th grade)
Offered on campus in the fall
Register in the Counseling Office
$15.00
SAT
National College Admittance Exam
Offered off campus throughout the year
Register online
$43.00
Additional fees
for Subject Tests

ACT
National College Admittance Exam
Offered off campus throughout the year
Register online
$39.50
$52.50 Plus Writing
ASVAB (11th Grade)
Career & Military Exam
Offered on campus in the Fall
Register in the counseling office
No Fee

FAQ's

12 months ago

Should I take the ACT or SAT?
 >>Most universities will accept either but you should check with the specific school.  ASU, NAU & 
      UofA will accept either.  Community Colleges typically do not require that you take
      the ACT or SAT.
What is the difference between the ACT and SAT? 
>>The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is
     more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The ACT has up to 5
     components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test.

​                             * Important Information on the Redesigned SAT
     *The College Board is launching a new SAT in March 2016. While still assessing skills in reading, writing, and math, the new SAT focuses on the knowledge that current research shows is most essential for college and career readiness and success.

      Changes include:
          * There will be no penalty for wrong answers
          * The essay will be optional
          * The tests will look more like the work you're doing in class.
       
Where and when do I take the ACT and/or SAT?
>>The test dates and locations are located on the websites. Generally BHS students take the test
     at Buena HS in Sierra Vista.
How do the colleges get my results?
>>Your official printed score report will be mailed to you, to your high school and to the colleges 
     you listed when your registered for the test.
Are there PSAT, ACT and SAT study guides and programs I can register for?
>>Yes.  Some are free and others are available for a fee.  See the specific test tab for links.

PSAT & SAT

12 months ago

SAT Reasoning test is a college readiness/admittance test.  Most universities will require that an applicant take either the SAT or the ACT.  Many selective out-of-state schools will also require the SAT Subject tests.  Register online or obtain an application from the counseling office.

When registering for the SAT, you will need 

Benson High School's federal code

030015 

The PSAT is a practice or pre-SAT typically taken by 10th & 11th graders. The test is administered at Benson High School in October. Please sign up in the counseling office. High scores can qualify the student for a National Merit Scholarship. PSAT 8/9 is a new test available for 9th grade.

Please see the 

Practice Tests tab

 for SAT and PSAT practice or study options. 

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ACT

12 months ago

ACT is a college readiness/admittance test.  Most universities will require that an applicant take either the ACT or the SAT.  Some schools will also require the ACT Plus Writing test.  Register online or obtain an application from the counseling office.

When registering for the ACT, you will need Benson High School's federal code030015 

Please see the Practice Tests tab for ACT practice or study options. 

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ASVAB

12 months ago

The ASVAB was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. For students not planning to join the military, the results can be used to help students engage in career exploration. These scores help students to get a good sense of their verbal, math, and science and technical skills compared to other students in the same grade.

The ASVAB is offered at Benson High School to all 11th graders in November or December. 

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On-Site Testing

12 months ago

The ASVAB and PSAT are offered on our campus and you need to register in the counseling office.

  • PSAT- October 28, 2015, 8:00am-12:00pm, 10th & 11th, Benson High School Auditorium $15
  • New PSAT 8/9 - October 28, 2015, 8:00am - 12:00pm, 9th grade, BHS Aud. $15
  • ASVAB- November 10, 2015, 8:00am- 12:00pm, all Jrs., Benson High School Auditorium, No fee

Practice Testing

12 months ago

Study Zone Site 
A site full of free resources for students, beginning professionals, and anyone else who wants to improve scores on a standardized test.

Major Test Practice Options 
Primarily helpful for SAT and PSAT practice.

March 2 Success 
Standardized test practice site.

Accuplacer Assessments 
Use this link to practice for the Accuplacer "College Course Placement" exam.