ACT dates this year:
Dec. 10, 2016
Feb. 11, 2017
Apr. 8, 2017
Jun. 10, 2017
SAT dates this year:
Dec. 3, 2016
Jan, 21, 2017
Mar. 11, 2017
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017
website to register: www.collegeboard.org/sat
The ACT and SAT are different tests that measure similar but distinct constructs. The ACT measures achievement related to high school curricula, while the SAT measures general verbal and quantitative reasoning.
Get a head start on preparing for the ACT exam! Local test-preparation courses kick off January 5 at Polaris Career Center.
ACT prep courses help students boost ACT scores and stay competitive among their peers.
Students can choose a five-session course:
●Polaris Career Center: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 5 and continuing through Feb. 2 at Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights.
●Lutheran West High School: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, starting Feb. 13 and continuing through March 27 at Lutheran West High School, 3850 Linden Road, Rocky River. There will be no class on Feb. 20 or March 20.
●Cuyahoga Valley Career Center: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Feb. 14 and continuing through March 14 at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville.
Each course costs $179 and includes materials.
●ACT Prep 1-Day Intensive Workshop: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4, at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville.
The one-day session will offer tips and problem-solving techniques, practice questions published by ACT and a review of core subjects in a condensed format. The exam’s latest changes also will be discussed. The workshop costs $99 and includes lunch and materials.
Owner Laura Icardi of ACT Test Preparation first taught the course at The University of Akron before expanding to five counties. In the courses, some students have averaged up to five-point increases on practice tests. Experienced instructors review skills in English and math, as well as test-taking strategies. Students also will solve problems in all subject areas.