Testing

Kellyville Testing Code

In order to register for the ACT or SAT test you must know the CEEB code (high school code) for Kellyville High School. The CEEB code for Kellyville is 371935.  

PSAT

 

The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and most students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.

 

Cost is 16 dollars.    Come sign up in Mr. Stout’s office.

ACT and SAT

The ACT and SAT are college entrance exams that are used by colleges to make admission decisions.  ACT and SAT scores are also widely used to award scholarship monies.  Colleges will generally accept either an ACT test score or an SAT test score and do not give preference to one score over another.  
 


ACT Overview
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  The ACT is one of two widely accepted college admissions tests for US colleges (the other being the SAT).  There is an optional writing test, but Oklahoma state universities do not take the writing test into consideration when making admission decisions.    

We recommend that you take the ACT test at least 3 times: at least one time in each of your sophomore, junior and senior years.  In general, you will likely score higher each time that you take the test.  

NOTE: Kellyville Schools is NOT an official ACT testing center. Most students take their test in Sapulpa.
 

ACT Registration and Fees

REGISTRATION: You can register for the ACT test by mail or online, however online registration is faster and costs the same as if you register by mail.  For more information on ACT registration, visit the ACT Registration page.

FEES:  For the most up-to-date information on fees visit the ACT Fees and Services page.  

NOTE: Fee waivers are available for eligible students.  In general, if you qualify for free/reduced lunch or other similar programs you are likely eligible for a fee waiver.  See Mr. Stout for details.  You can also read up on the ACT Fee Waiver program here.  
 

 
 

SAT Overview
The SAT is another national college admissions exam, however there are two different types of exams.  The SAT Reasoning Test is similar to the ACT and is generally accepted by most colleges and universities.  It consists of three components: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.  Note that the Writing component, unlike the ACT, is not optional.  The SAT Reasoning Test is what most students will take if they choose to take the SAT.  There is a second type of SAT tests called Subject Tests.  There are 20 different Subject Tests.  Each lasts one hour and you may take up to three in one day. Usually only elite schools require taking specific subject area tests and most students will take only the SAT Reasoning Test.  The SAT test is given in several locations in Tulsa.
 


SAT Registration and Fees

REGISTRATION:  For information on registering for the SAT Test, visit the SAT Registration page.

FEES: For the most up-to-date information on fees visit the SAT Services and Fees page.

NOTE: Fee waivers are available for eligible students.  In general, if you qualify for free/reduced lunch or other similar programs you are likely eligible for a fee waiver. See Mr. Stout for details.  You can also read up on the SAT Fee Waiver program here.  
      

Advanced Placement

The tests for Advanced Placement courses are given during the first two weeks in May.  The dates are set each year by the College Board.  In many cases, students will receive college credit upon receiving a passing grade.  Colleges and universities vary in their policies about providing credit for AP tests so you will need to check with your specific school to see if they provide college credit.

NOTE:  AP Exams are given at Kellyville and the tests can be taken here on our campus.  

 
 
REGISTRATION: To register for an AP Test, speak with your AP course instructor or speak with Mr. Stout.  For more information you can also visit the AP Test Registration page.
 

Preparing for the ACT, SAT, PSAT and AP Tests

The best way to prepare for all of these tests is to be certain that you take a challenging curriculum and keep up with your classwork. This is by far the best way to ensure that you do well on the tests.

In addition, students may also prepare by taking test preparation courses that are available at local colleges and also through private companies.  Many bookstores also offer test prep books or software and there are also online resources that will offer test preparation materials (sometimes for free).  

However, keep in mind once again, that test prep courses are simply to be used as supplemental material.  Your best preparation comes from taking advanced courses in your high school curriculum and being diligent in keeping up with your studies. There are no shortcuts to doing well on these tests.