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College Entrance Exams

ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada—September, October, December, February, April, and June. In other locations, the ACT is administered on all of the above dates except September, and the ACT Plus Writing is not available on the February test date.

The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

The ACT tests are prepared according to the:

  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999).
  • Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, National Council on Measurement in Education (1995).
  • Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, Joint Committee on Testing Practices (2004).

Read the information below, then click here to register

Please use the appropriate code on the registration form to ensure that we receive a copy of your scores, and make note of our address:

  • FLVS Full Time CEEB code: 102414
  • FLVS Flex (Including Homeschool) CEEB code: 101541

2145 Metrocenter Blvd., Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32835

Resources

The recordings below contain tips, ideas, and strategies to help you maximize your time and increase your score potential. You'll get the most out of the practice tests if you review the recordings before completing the tests.

Practice Tests

The documents below are copies of past ACT tests and can be printed out for your use. The answer key is provided for you as well towards the end of the document.

SAT

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

What is tested on the SAT?

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.  The redesigned SAT (administered March 2016 and after) includes the following:

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
    • Reading Test
    • Writing and Language Test
  • Math
  • Essay (optional)

For more information, such as registration, test dates, practice questions, and more, visitthe CollegeBoard website.

Please use the appropriate code on the registration form to ensure that we receive a copy of your scores, and make note of our address:

  • FLVS Full Time CEEB code: 102414
  • FLVS Flex (Including Homeschool) CEEB code: 101541

2145 Metrocenter Blvd., Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32835

Practice Tests

Use the following resources to help you better prepare for the SAT:

PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

  • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
  • You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
  • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
  • Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

*Please contact your local high school to make arrangements to take the test*

Read more about the PSAT atCollegeboard.com

PERT

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing. The (P.E.R.T.) Placement is administered to students in public high schools and Florida College System institutions to determine readiness for Intermediate Algebra, MAT 1033, and Freshman Composition I, ENC 1101.The P.E.R.T. assessment is a computer adaptive test (C.A.T.) with 25 operational items that will be the basis of the student's placement score and five (5) field test items which are designed to continuously enhance the operational test bank.

Students who are placed into developmental education have an opportunity to take the (P.E.R.T.) Diagnostic to identify specific deficiencies. There are two linear Diagnostic tests for each subject area - one for lower level developmental education and another for upper level.

A student cannot fail the P.E.R.T. Test scores are used to determine whether a student is ready for college level coursework. For those who do not meet the state established cut score, the score is an indicator that additional preparation is necessary before entering college level courses. For high school students who do not meet the college-ready cut score on the P.E.R.T., the high school must offer those students postsecondary preparatory instruction.

The scaled scores on the P.E.R.T. Placement range from 50-150. The current course placement score ranges for the (P.E.R.T.) are:

Mathematics

  • Lower Level Developmental Education Scores of 50-95
  • Higher Level Developmental Education Scores of 96-113
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033) Scores of 114*-122
  • College Algebra or higher (MAC 1105) Scores of 123-150

*114 is the college-ready cut score for mathematics.

Reading

  • Lower Level Developmental Education Scores of 50-83
  • Higher Level Developmental Education Scores of 84-105
  • Freshman Composition Skills I (ENC 1101) Scores of 106*-150

*106 is the college-ready cut score for reading.

Writing

  • Lower Level Developmental Education Scores of 50-89
  • Higher Level Developmental Education Scores of 90-102
  • Freshman Composition Skills I (ENC 1101) Scores of 103*-150

*103 is the college-ready cut score for writing.

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Military/Vocational Testing

The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, originally started as a tool to gear aptitude in military related jobs and careers, but many high schools across the country use it now to help measure student aptitude for a variety of potential careers.

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

Visit the official site of the ASVAB testing program here. View the ASVAB Fact Sheet here.

Please utilize the websites below to access important information regarding opportunities available through the Armed Forces. Within each of the below websites you will be able to search the following areas: Qualifications, FAQs, Application Process, and Commitment.