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Testing - PSAT, AP, SAT & ACT

College-bound students are encouraged to take both the SAT and the ACT college admission tests. What is the difference between these tests, and why should students take both?
The SAT comes from the College Board, and the ACT comes from American College Testing. The tests are structured differently, but are equally acceptable by virtually all colleges and universities. The tests cover:
Critical Reading                        
Writing (optional)                                      
For more information on the SAT vs. ACT, please see pages 17,18 and 20 in the College and Career Guide below:
College and Career Guide            

Test Preparation

Options to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT tests:

Kahn Academy
***The following services are fee-based; we do not endorse any particular company or service.****
Cayuga Community College Fall & Spring SAT Prep Courses - contact CCC Community Education at (315) 294-8841.
Atlas Test Prep


The PSAT/NMSQT test is offered in October of every year, for a small fee, to 10th and 11th graders.  The test is designed as practice for the SAT, and all college-bound sophomores and juniors are encouraged to take it.  It also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; students who score very well on the test may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.
School counselors will provide information to students about the PSAT prior to the test date. Students may then choose to sign up for the test. Click the link below for more information.

Testing Accommodations

The testing accommodations requst form can be found in the downloads section of this page. For ACT Accommodations Request, please contact Mrs. Stryker at (315) 255-8311 or
Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021
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