[Editor's note: The author is a student journalist at Carlmont High School.]
Mock SAT and ACT tests are coming up this weekend to improve students’ performance on standardized testing.
The testing will be held from 8:30-1:15 on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Carlmont High School. Through the practice test, students have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the test and assess their performance through a detailed report of their scores. Students can review their personalized score reports during a presentation by the test sponsor, Revolution Prep on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the high school's Student Union.
The practice test will reveal to students the areas that need improvement, and will help feel more confident going into the real test.
Sophomore Chris Moon said about the practice tests, "I think they're good to help you get prepared for the real SAT so you know what to study."
The testing is often a source of stress for juniors during this time of the year especially since most of them will be taking the SAT or ACT for the first time. Preparation is key before the exam; some students take practice courses for the SAT and ACT while others study on their own. There is a lot of pressure to excel on the tests since many colleges look at students' test scores as an important factor in college applications.
Alexis Wilson, a junior at Carlmont stated, "There is so much to study in advance. We all try to get the highest score possible, so it does put a lot of stress on us to do well."
The tests this weekend will be filled with many Carlmont students working to get their target scores.
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