ACT/SAT, PSAT, TSI, STAAR

College Admissions Testing

Brady High School CEEB Code is 440-807

 

ACT

  • The ACT is a national college admissions test. See the ACT website for registration information, dates & deadlines, FAQs, etc.
  • The ACT is normally taken during the junior year.
  • Fee waivers may be available for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The dates for the test can also be found on the counselor’s calendar and in the career center.

SAT

  • The SAT is a national college admissions test. See the SAT website for registration information, practice materials, dates & deadlines, etc.
  • The SAT is normally taken during the junior year.
  • Fee waivers may be available for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Access free prep materials in the career center and at https://www.khanacademy.org.
  • The dates for the test can also be found on the counselor’s calendar and in the career center.

PSAT

  • The PSAT is the preliminary SAT.  It is offered each October to students in the 11th grade. The 2016 PSAT is scheduled for October 19th.
  • The PSAT is a great “trial run” for SAT that juniors typically take in the spring semester.
  • The SAT is changing…The PSAT will allow students to see the new format.
  • 11th grade students participate in the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
  • Students who will take dual credit courses in the future can use PSAT scores to demonstrate college readiness.
  • The score report is a great tool for determining how to best prepare for the SAT.
  • Taking the PSAT will give students access to My College Quickstart, which includes study materials for the SAT for FREE!

Study Guides/Additional Info:

A little preparation can go a long way.  Students can access study materials here on the College Board website:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

You’ll find information about the different sections of the test here:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test

One more site for practice can be found here:

https://sat.ivyglobal.com/new-psat-practice/

College Readiness/Placement Testing

Colleges and universities may require students to demonstrate college readiness prior to enrolling.  In Texas, students must meet TSI (Texas Success Initiative) standards by taking the TSI Exam or by scoring high enough on the ACT or SAT.

The nearest testing center for the TSI Exam is Howard College.  Contact them at 325-481-8300 to make arrangements to test.

Vocational Testing

BHS offers the ASVAB test once each year to all 11th grade students free of charge.  The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple aptitude test in the world that measures strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.  It is commonly associated with military entrance, but it is also an excellent civilian career tool.  Trained personnel from the National Guard give students a thorough interpretation of their results.

 

**Local home school students are eligible to participate in these exams at Brady High School.  Please contact the school counselor for additional information and to register.