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ACT Scores For Home Schoolers

PSAT, SAT, and ACT college tests, and what homeschoolers need to study and practice to achieve high scores on these college entrance exams. Results of homeschoolers on past ACT tests.

Dates

ACT Assessment Test Dates
The basic fee for the ACT Assessment, which includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices, is $28.00 in the United States.

ACT Test dates outside the US.

SAT: Calendar and Fees
These come up fast! Prepare to take these through a local high school, public or private. Contact them in early September. You may have to pay a slight fee ($15 – 20).

U.S. Registration Deadlines
2012-2013
Test Dates
Test Regular Registration Deadline
(postmark/submit by)
Oct. 6, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests Sept. 7, 2012
Nov. 3, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests Oct. 4, 2012
Dec. 1, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests Nov. 1, 2012
Jan 26, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests Dec. 28, 2012
Mar. 9, 2013 SAT Only Feb. 8, 2013
May 4, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests Apr. 4, 2013
June 1, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests May 2, 2013

SAT II: Subject Tests Calendar
Not every subject is given on every test date, so check this site way ahead of time.

Information

Different Tests, Same Flaws: A Comparison of the
SAT I, SAT II, and ACT

All three exams have a weak ability to predict academic performance in college, making high school grades/GPA and rigor of classes taken the best measures of student potential. All three exams are highly coachable, advantaging students who can afford to spend $800 or more on test preparation classes.

NCAA
See “Related Links” in right column. Initial-eligibility procedures for homeschooled student-athletes. Frequently asked questions on how to qualify using experience gained in athletics and academics while homeschooling.

Practice

SAT Preparation Software — The Big Picture
SuperKids looked at five software programs that variously claim to raise scores, reduce anxiety, and out-smart the test-writers. Do they work? Although no rigorous studies have been published documenting their value, SuperKids believes each of the titles we tested offers the potential to improve a test-taker’s performance.

Reports


Click here or on graph for Excel Workbook.

Note that Baseline is at 19.5, not zero (0).
1997 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 1,926 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.5. [959,301 students took the test in all, averaging 21.0.] [0.20% homeschoolers]

1998 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 2,610 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.8. [995,039 students took the test in all, averaging 21.0.] [0.26% homeschoolers]

1999 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 3,257 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.7. [1,019,053 students took the test in all, averaging 21.0.] [0.32% homeschoolers]

2000 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 4,593 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.8. [1,065,138 students took the test in all, averaging 21.0.] [0.43% homeschoolers]

2001 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 5,379 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.7. [1,069,772 students took the test in all, averaging 21.0.] [0.50% homeschoolers]

2002 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 6,185 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.5. [1,116,082 students took the test in all, averaging 20.8.] [0.55% homeschoolers]

2003 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 7,225 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.5. [1,175,059 students took the test in all, averaging 20.8.] [0.61% homeschoolers]

2004 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! 7,858 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.6. [1,171,460 students took the test in all, averaging 20.9.] [0.67% homeschoolers]

2005 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2005, 8,075 homeschoolers average composite score (from bottom of page) was 22.5. [1,186,251 students took the test in all, averaging 20.9.] [0.68% homeschoolers]

2006 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2006, 9,117 homeschoolers average composite score was 22.4. [1,206,455 students took the test in all, averaging 21.1.] [0.76% homeschoolers].

2007 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2007, 10,072 students who list themselves as homeschooled took the test, and their average composite score was 22.3. [1,300,599 students took the test in all, averaging 21.2.] [0.77% homeschoolers].

2008 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2008, 11,195 students who list themselves as homeschooled took the test, and their average composite score was 22.4. [1,420,000 students took the test in all, averaging 21.1.] [0.78% homeschoolers].

2009 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2009, 11,535 students who list themselves as homeschooled took the test, and their average composite score was 22.5. [1,480,469 students took the test in all, averaging 21.1.] [0.78% homeschoolers].

2010 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2010, 12,230 students who list themselves as homeschooled took the test, and their average composite score was 22.6. [1,568,835 students took the test in all, averaging 21.0.] [0.78% homeschoolers].

2011 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2011, 12,731 students who list themselves as homeschooled took the test, and their average composite score was 22.6. [1,623,112 students took the test in all, averaging 21.1.] [0.78% homeschoolers].

2012 ACT High School Profile Report
Check out this National Data! For the graduating class of 2012, 13,647 students who list themselves as homeschooled took the test, and their average composite score was 22.6. [1,666,017 students took the test in all, averaging 21.1.] [0.82% homeschoolers].

I again caution you that the designation that someone is home-schooled is self-reported, and that we have no way of knowing how long they have been home-schooled. There may be many students who home-school until they get to high school, and these would not be included. Similarly, students who list themselves as home-schooled may have been so for only a year, and these would be included.

Emailed to me from
Matt T. Harmston
Principal Systems Analyst
ACT Research
319-337-1482

Test – The ACT

ACT Assessment
This test is designed to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.

Taking the ACT Outside the 50 United States
Students must register directly with the supervisor of the test center where they wish to test, not with ACT and not via the Web. The deadline date for contacting the test center is the Friday two weeks before the scheduled test date.

Test – Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Tests
Whether you’re studying an AP subject at school, or doing it on your own, the College Board has a wide variety of resources to help you.

Test – PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT/NMSQT
Test provides homeschooled students a chance to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s scholarship programs. Page includes all the states’ school codes for Section 6a, and sample of how to fill out the “School” form when you homeschool.

PSAT/NMSQT Codes for Home-Schooled Students
The College Board has state codes for homeschoolers taking their tests. Codes also for those in Puerto Rico and US Territories, as well as outside the USA. Homeschoolers will need these codes when they take the PSAT. Find and copy yours, and take with you to the test.

Test – SAT I and II

  • Where do I call for sites near me? 1-609-771-7600 between 8 a.m. and 8:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, eastern time.
  • What code do I put for my homeschool high school? 970000
    (Scores will be sent to your home address. It will say “Schooled at Home, New York, NY.” [That is the college board’s address.] When it appears on the registration is just says Schooled At Home, with no geographic location.)
  • When are the next SATs? Check here.

About the SAT and Subject Tests
The College Board answers all your questions and even has online registration for the SATs.

Educational Testing Service
Help in planning for, practicing, and even registering online for such tests as the S.A.T.

FreeSAT1Prep
Our site is packed with lots of helpful information to help you best maximize your SAT 1 score. We have book and study aid reviews, test prep tips and advice and hundreds of practice SAT questions with (hopefully) easy-to-understand answer explanations.

Princeton Review Online
Practice SAT test, college admissions, college matching to your goals.

SAT Question of the Day
Just try one question every day and improve your chances of doing well on the SAT.

Standardized Tests
College Board page on how to prepare yourself for the SAT tests.

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