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TESTING INFORMATION 
 
 
AP Testing

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Medical Lake High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

College Board has made some changes for this year. For the 2021 AP exams, students at Medical Lake High School will be registering online. This registration has been done in their AP class or in their independent study class. Once a student joins a class online it automatically orders an exam for them. Students need to let Mrs. Hester know by October 30th if they will not be taking the exam. Payment can be made to Ms. Patty, contact her to pay online at 509-565-3290 or pevans@mlsd.org. The deadline for exam payment is November 6th.

This year each AP exam costs $95.00. Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch can access the tests at no cost and should fill out the form I emailed them and send it back to me. 

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Now - Registration Begins; done in their AP and independent study classes. (Once a student registers it automatically orders an exam.)

  • Friday, October 30th- Exam decisions need to be made; contact Mrs. Hester if you are not going to take an exam.

  • Monday, October 5-Friday November 6th-Payment to Ms. Patty.

  • Friday, November 6th-Payment Deadline

*Exams ordered after Nov. 6 and by March 12 incur a late order fee of $40 per exam in addition to the exam fee. 

Please contact me if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

Sincerely,

Brenda Hester

Testing Coordinator 

Medical Lake High School

509-565-3264

bhester@mlsd.org

 
 
 
SAT Prep Website

Here is another resource for students to use in preparation to take the SAT http://www.saylor.org/courses/tprep101/.
You might also try: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

You can register online at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat

If your student is stronger in science they should consider taking the ACT. The spring dates are as follows:

You can register online at http://www.actstudent.org/regist/

SAT:

Test Dates:
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
Registration:
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/online-registration-help
Free Practice Tests:
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests

ACT:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What are the differences between the SAT and ACT?
SAT Schedule - Check test dates and register at www.collegeboard.com.
NOTE: If you are planning on going directly to a 4-year college (i.e. Eastern Wa. Univ.) you NEED to have a SAT or ACT score to report to them when you apply. Deadlines for colleges vary starting in November and ending around March. Students going to a 2-year college or most trade/vocational colleges do NOT need an SAT or ACT score.
Helpful link for practice test questions http://www.exam2jobs.com/sat-test.html

ACT Schedule - Check test dates and register at www.actstudent.org.
NOTE: If you are planning on going directly to a 4-year college (i.e. Eastern Wa. Univ.) you NEED to have a SAT or ACT score to report to them when you apply. Deadlines for colleges vary starting in November and ending around March. Students going to a 2-year college or most trade/vocational colleges do NOT need an SAT or ACT score