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CMS high school students will take a variety of standardized test during their middle and high school career. The state tests will be administered during school in the spring.  High school juniors will also take the ACT at school in the spring.  High school students who are in AP courses have the option of taking the exam for college credit on the designated testing day in May and will register at CMS to take the exam.  The SAT and ACT are required for college admissions, these are given only on Saturdays at area schools and students must register for those through the company's website.  Students will need the CMS CEEB code to register for any SAT or ACT exam: 431609.  Students must bring their admission ticket and a photo ID to the test.  


The College Board has made several changes in the AP program for the 2019-20 school year.  Students will now commit to the test in the fall.  Once they commit to taking the test they will have access to materials, question banks, progress checks and teachers will make assignments through their College Board accounts.  The AP teachers will help students with this in August.  Since College Board has changed the ordering deadlines, the ordering process that is normally in the spring will move to the fall.  Students will still take their registration form and payment to the attendance office just as they did last year.  This will begin September 13 and the deadline is October 31.   Spring semester courses will be ordered in the beginning of the Spring semester, for example if you have Gov’t or Macro in the spring you will commit and order in January.  Each test still costs $94 and payments can be Cash, Check or Credit card ($96.66 for card).  Another change by College Board is a cancellation fee.  If a student commits and pays for a test but then does not take the test, there is a $40 fee to cancel; therefore, refunds would only be $54 if a student changes their mind or does not test.  Here is a link to the information from College Board for families: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-2019-students-parents-handout.pdf



* Registration Period:Monday, Aug. 26 - Friday, September 13

* Where to Register:Attendance office (See Mrs. Hogue if you need assistance)

* Cost: $17.00/ Make checks payable to Central Magnet School (CMS)/ Must pay in full for registration to be final.  Card payment can be taken but a processing fee will be added. 

* Fee Waivers: 11th Grade Students that are on Free or Reduced Lunch can receive a fee waiver per College Board guidelines/ Register with Ms. Hogue in the attendance office.

* Test Date:Wednesday, October 16

  Late Registrations cannot be taken due to ordering deadlines.


Testing Links

ACT Registration AP (Advanced Placement) SAT Registration
ACT Practice AP Bulletin for Students & Parents SAT Practice
ACT Practice Book PSAT Practice TN Ready Information
Number 2 Free ACT Prep Kaplan Free ACT Practice  
Free Test Online Free Test Prep Online Shmoop
ACT Academy Kaplan PSAT Prep  
  Getting your PSAT Scores  
  PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide  


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