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Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues:

We’re sharing some updates on ACT & SAT test dates and Q&A services:

ACT Dates

The February ACT is scheduled earlier than usual: February 6th. ACT has extended the registration deadline to January 15th and waived any late registration fees. Here’s the link to ACT National Test Dates this spring.

ACT’s Test Information Release (TIR)

ACT’s Test Information Release is a valuable service that we like to incorporate into our instruction. Through the Test Information Release (TIR), you receive a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, a list of your answers, and the answer key. Analyzing a student’s test form, correcting the student’s specific mistakes, and identifying particular patterns of error will generate important instructional insights that lead to further targeted improvement in performance.

Here’s a link to the TIR, which is available for the December 2020 and April and June 2021 administrations.

SAT Dates

The March SAT National Testing Date is scheduled for March 13th, with a registration deadline of February 12th. College Board has arranged for 3 SAT testing dates for 11th graders in Illinois: April 13th is the main date, and April 27th and May 18th are make-up dates, allowing students to test in smaller groups. Here’s the link to SAT National Test Dates this spring.

SAT’s Question & Answer Service (QAS)

SAT’s Question & Answer Service is a valuable service that we like to incorporate into our instruction. Through the Question-and-Answer Service (QAS), you receive a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, a list of your answers, and the answer key. For students with a College Board account, these services will be available online with your score report. If you’re eligible for an SAT fee waiver, you can get the QAS for free. Analyzing a student’s test form, correcting the student’s specific mistakes, and identifying particular patterns of error will generate important instructional insights that lead to further targeted improvement in performance.

Here’s the link to the QAS, which is available for the March and May 2021 administrations.

Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO

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