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College Testing

Colleges use a variety of tools in the process of admitting students.  Among the tools regularly used are the SAT or ACT tests provided by non-profit organizations like the CollegeBoard or ACT.  These organizations design and administer tests on different dates throughout the academic year at local public high schools.  Information concerning date, registration, and preparation options are available on this page.


Our school CEEB code for all CollegeBoard and ACT testing records is 311557.  This number should be supplied when registering or completing other forms to ensure proper communication of results to the school.

Testing Requirements

All students working on the College Prepratory or Honors Diploma are required to take the SAT.  Beginning with the Class of 2013, the ACT will also be required of College Prepratory and Honors Diploma students.

Beginning with the Class of 2013, all high school students are required to complete the ACT at the end of the junior year or during the senior year regardless of diploma program.

All juniors at Cumberland Christian School are required to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October.  Sophomores may decide to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT at Cumberland Christian.  For more information on the PSAT/NMSQT click here.

It is recommended by the high school guidance office and college admission professionals that the best time for students to take the SAT is during the spring of the junior school year.

ACT Fees and Testing Date

Use this link to the ACT web site providing the test dates and fees.

SAT Fees and Testing Dates

This link will connect to the CollegeBoard site describing testing dates and fees for SAT and Subject Tests.

PSAT/NMSQT Information

Cumberland Christian School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.  All juniors at Cumberland Christian are required to take this test.  Sophomores who are interested are allowed to participate in the test.  Home school students who wish to take the PSAT/NMSQT at Cumberland Christian should contact the guidance office for space availability.  This link will connect with additional information concerning the test and official test preparation materials.

Preparing for College Testing

Use the links below to connect to web sites providing free assistance to students preparing for particular college tests.  On many sites students can create personal pages to continue preparing for the test and receive additional practice on questions through e-mail.

Preparing for the PSAT/NMSQT

This web page will connect to the CollegeBoard and can begin assisting students prepare for the PSAT.  This site includes general directions concerning the test as well as selected practice questions.  A paper edition of the Official Student Guide will be distributed to student in September.

SAT Preparation Center

The designers of the SAT, the CollegeBoard, have prepared this web site to assist students preparing for the SAT.  At the SAT Preparation Center students can find links to practice questions, practice tests, a daily question to encourage continuing practice for the test.

ACT Test Prep Center

The designers of the ACT have a developed a website to assist students.  At ACT Test Prep students can find free practice test questions as well as additional information about the test itself and the best ways to prepare for the test.  Additional material is available at the site for an additional fee.

This is a free web site designed to assist families with preparing for the SAT or ACT.  Student can create a personal plan to prepare for these tests and the process of colleges admissions as well.  Material is also available for families looking at GED preparations.

Advanced Placement Examinations

The CollegeBoard designs and administers the Advanced Placement or AP used at Cumberland Christian School as well as other schools nationally and internationally.  This web site provides suggestions for preparing for the AP Exam as well as some practice questions from old AP exams.  There is additional information on the site allowing families to purchase resources that may provide additional assistance.

Prepare for SAT Subject Tests

Students needing to take the SAT Subject Test will find the place to begin is at the College Board web page, Subject Tests Preparation Center.  At this page students can download appropriate preparation booklets, select the subject, and begin to use suggested strategies for preparing and approaching the test.

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