Wednesday, October 16 is a very important day for students at Christian Brothers. Testing Day is a late start/minimum day that involves the freshmen, sophomores and juniors in preliminary college entrance testing. The exams will begin at 9:00 a.m. and students will be dismissed at about 12:30 p.m. after all grade-levels have completed their tests. Coordinated by the counselors, the teachers will administer the following assessments to students:
JUNIORS will take the PSAT/NMSQT Exam (preliminary SAT). This test is great practice for the SAT and also allows high achieving students the opportunity to qualify for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program, National Hispanic Scholars Program, and the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Black American high school students.
SOPHOMORES will be taking the new Pre-ACT. This test will be an excellent, low-risk practice for the ACT exam, which has gained in popularity both locally and nationwide.
FRESHMEN will be taking the PSAT 8/9, which will give us a reliable baseline score early on in high school and will allow us to keep statistical comparisons when the students take the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT at a later time.
SENIORS will be given the day off – however, this day is a great opportunity for visiting local colleges. Seniors may be ready to begin applying to colleges in October, and if they have not visited local or regional colleges yet, this mid-weekday is a perfect time to schedule a tour and find out more about a college while it is in full swing.
Results of the exams will be returned to students by their grade-level counselor in January/February 2020. If you have any questions, please call the Counseling Department at 916-733-3680.