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SPRING NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents and Students,

We at ACE know that the standardized testing and college application process can be complicated and confusing. Using our experience and expertise, we have compiled some general information to assist both parents and students. We hope you find the information to be useful.

Thank you,

All of us at ACE Educational Services

 

SAT * TEST DATES & DEADLINES:

National Test Administrations‡
Tests Offered
Registration
Deadline (U.S. Postmark)

LATE Registration Deadline
(w/ $27.50 fee)

MARCH 11
SAT I ONLY
February 11
February 28
MAY 6
SAT I and SAT II
April 6
April 24
JUNE 3
SAT I and SAT II
May 3
May 22
AUGUST 26
SAT I and SAT II
not set yet
not set yet
OCTOBER 7
SAT I and SAT II
not set yet
not set yet
NOVEMBER 4
SAT I and SAT II
not set yet
not set yet

*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board.
‡The test dates listed above correspond to the Saturday test administrations. For students who cannot test on Saturday because of religious observances, Sunday test administrations are offered the Sunday after each Saturday test date.

 

 

JUNIORS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAT SUBJECT TESTS

At this time of year, eleventh graders should begin thinking about taking SAT Subject tests. Many selective colleges require two SAT Subject tests in addition to the SAT. Typically, these colleges require the SAT Math Level 1/Math Level 2, and a "second subject" test. Note: You can not expect to get all SAT Subject tests out of the way by taking both Math tests-- colleges will accept only one of the Math SAT Subject scores.

After the Math Level 1/Math Level 2 test is out of the way, it's up to you to decide which "second subject" test to take in order to achieve your highest score. We recommend that you take a subject test that corresponds to a course that you are currently taking in school, preferably an AP course such as US History. Generally, the US History, Literature, and Biology tests tend to be easier than some of the other subject tests.

Be sure to check with the colleges to which you're applying, because some will occasionally require specific tests (for example, certain engineering programs require that you take Physics in addition to Math Level 2).

Each SAT Subject test is one hour in length, and you can take up to three tests on one day.

Juniors in high school usually take SAT Subject tests in May and/or June, and it is important to begin preparation with adequate time before the test.

SAT SUBJECT TESTS:

• Literature
• U.S. History
World History
Latin
• Math Level 1
• Physics
French
Italian
• Math Level 2
• Chemistry
German
Hebrew
• Biology E/M
Spanish
Chinese

 

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SAT ANSWER SERVICE OPTIONS
These options are available for the SAT (not Subject Tests) and are offered by the College Board for a nominal fee.

Student Answer Service
(SAS)*
Question-and-Answer Service
(QAS)
Test Dates Offered
Fee: $13.50
Fee: $18.00

By ordering this service, you will receive a computer-generated report that provides the following information for each question:

1) Whether you answered the question correctly, incorrectly, or omitted it
2) The level of difficulty of each question (on a 1-5 scale)
3) The type of verbal question (sentence completion, analogy, critical reading)
4) The type of math question (arithmetic, algebra, geometry)

SAS does NOT provide you with a test booklet or a list of the correct letter answers.

This service provides all of the information included in the SAS as well as the following:

1) A copy of the test booklet containing the actual math and verbal questions from the test you took
2) The letter answer you chose (A, B, C, D, or E) and the correct letter answer for each question on the test

QAS is a great tool for helping you review your results question by question.

January - QAS

March - SAS

May - QAS

June - SAS

October - QAS

November - SAS

December - SAS

 

CLASS OF 2017... AND BEYOND

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW SAT.

The class of 2017, will be the first group of students to take the NEW SAT.

We have provided information about the NEW SAT on our "NEW SAT" page dedicated to the upcoming changes, scheduled for spring of 2016.

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ACE PROGRAM OPTIONS

MAIN PROGRAM

Our Main PSAT, SAT, and SAT Subject Test Programs provide one-on-one, in-home instruction. The instructors come to your home, and you schedule appointments directly with them for afternoons, evenings, or weekends: whenever is convenient for you. The programs include all of the following: a comprehensive course manual, extensive practice problems for homework and drills, and the opportunity to take real SATs at our Sunday morning test center location.

MASTER TUTOR PROGRAM

In the Master Tutor Program, you will work with more experienced tutors who were handpicked by George Yuster, the Executive Director who has been a leader in the test preparation industry for over twenty years. Master Tutors have undergone additional training, above and beyond their initial training of thirty hours per subject. This more in-depth program includes more hours of instruction, which allows you to do increased fine tuning with your master-level tutors and provides you with added time to attack your areas of weakness. The Main Program is very comprehensive, and the Master Tutor Program delves even deeper.

YUSTER GROUP INSTRUCTION

Yuster Group instructors provide an even more intense, in-depth program designed for students who are willing to put in the required effort to reach their maximum potential. Yuster Group instructors are our most experienced and successful instructors who have undergone additional training under the direct supervision of George Yuster. Working with a Yuster Group instructor is a large time and financial commitment. Instructors' rates range from $130 per hour to $380 per hour, depending upon the instructor. It is important to begin working with a Yuster Group instructor as early as possible so you have enough time to fully prepare for the test.

For more information about any of our programs,
please contact the ACE office at (877) 968-6223.
We look forward to helping you achieve great results!

 

ACE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

 

 

Phone: (877) 968-6223
Fax: (877) 852-9139

 

 
HELPFUL CONTACT INFO
  SAT Customer Service
(for problems and ordering Answer Service Options)

(866) 756-7346

  SAT Re-Registration and Scores by Phone
(866) 756-7346
  College Board Services for
Students with Disabilities
(to request an application to receive test accommodations)
(609) 771-7137
  PSAT
(609) 771-7070

 

 

The College Board Online

 

www.collegeboard.com

 

 

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