Standardized Tests

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For students who need information on accommodations for tests, please contact:  Diane Tual dtual@sufferncentral.org

PSAT  — Grades 10 and 11 – October 19, 2019
The PSAT is offered every October to sophomores and juniors and serves as a practice exam for the SAT.  It is suggested that students take the PSAT as part of an overall college readiness plan.  Students register for this test in the SHS Guidance Office. Forms are available in both the Guidance Office and in the Forms & Documents tab above. It is free of charge for Juniors, but Sophomores must pay a nominal fee to take the test.  Results are mailed home to students in mid-December.  Students with an active 504 Plan and/or IEP must apply for services in order to get testing accommodations on the PSAT.  Please contact two of our special educators, Kendrick Madronero (kmadronero@sufferncentral.net) and Altagracia Taudel (ataudel@sufferncentral.org), as they assist with this process. For more detailed information on the PSAT, please visit www.collegeboard.com.

Pre-ACT – Grade 10 only  – November 16, 2019
The Pre-ACT serves as a practice ACT and contains a career interest inventory.  This test is usually offered to our students during Sophomore year.  Students register in the Guidance Office. Students who require testing accommodations do not need to apply in order to use them for this test.  

 

SAT – Grades 11 – 12 
The SAT is commonly taken in Junior or Senior year. Students must register with the College Board in order to take the test.  Please note, the College Board has partnered with the KHAN ACADEMY to offer students free, personalized test prep. Additionally, students with IEP/504 plans must apply for testing accommodations. Please contact two of our special educators, Kendrick Madronero (kmadronero@sufferncentral.net) and Altagracia Taudel (ataudel@sufferncentral.org), as they assist with this process.  More detailed information can be obtained at www.collegeboard.org.
 

 

SAT Subject Area Tests – Grades 10, 11 or 12
The most competitive colleges and universities may require additional tests other than the SAT/ACT, called the SAT Subject Area Tests.  For more information, students should see their counselor and/or visit www.collegeboard.org
 

 

ACT – Grades 11-12
The ACT is another commonly used college entrance exam.  This test is usually taken in Junior or Senior year.  Although not a required part of the ACT, students are encouraged to take the ACT with Writing.  Students who would like to testing accommodations must apply for each ACT taken. Please contact two of our special educators, Kendrick Madronero (kmadronero@sufferncentral.net) and Altagracia Taudel (ataudel@sufferncentral.org), as they assist with this process.  For more information, or to register, visit www.actstudent.org
 

 

AP Exams – Grades 10-12
Students enrolled in AP courses at Suffern High School are required to take the AP exam attached to their course.  Students register for the AP exam through the Guidance Office. Registration information will be given out in each AP class.
 

Athletics Advisory:

Please be aware that, as per Section One guidelines, visiting team fans can not attend athletic contests on any Suffern Central Campus.  Regarding home team fans, only those spectators whose names appear on our approved list that is provided to us by the athletes will be permitted to attend a contest.  All other spectators will have to remain in their cars or leave the campus.