QOHS ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer Information

Contact Information for QO Testing and Vouchers:

Accuplacer Information - April 13th Test Date

Are you a graduating senior applying to Montgomery College? In order to take credit-bearing coursework at MC you must have a qualifying score on the SAT or ACCUPLACER. Quince Orchard High School will be offering the MC ACCUPLACER on Friday, April 13, 2018 for all seniors who applied to Montgomery College before March 13th. In an effort to prepare students for this important assessment, students will be able to register for Khan Academy, if not already done so, and complete online modules with the assistance of QOHS teachers on site. The activity bus runs on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and can transport students home. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to prepare for your future. We look forward to seeing you attend. 

ACT Voucher Information - April 16th - 18th

Attention current Juniors! There is still time to sign up for your FREE ACT test voucher before the June 9th national test administration. The registration deadline for the ACT is May 4th. If you intend to register for and take the June 9th ACT you may sign up to receive your FREE ACT test voucher if you have not already received a voucher AND you have not signed up for the SAT School Day. As a reminder, we have a limited quantity of FREE ACT test vouchers and they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis assuming each student has met the stated requirements. Students must be a current Junior, must not have already received a FREE ACT test voucher, and may not have signed up for the SAT School Day which will be administered on Tuesday, April 24th. Students may sign up for their FREE ACT test voucher in the Career Center beginning Monday, April 16th through Wednesday, April 18th. Students will then be able to pick up their FREE ACT test voucher at lunch in the Career Center on Friday, April 20th. If you have any questions about this process please speak with either Ms. Moloney-Johnston or Mr. Neuman-Sunshine.

SAT - In-School Information - April 24th Test Date

The College Board has designated Tuesday, April 24th as the make-up SAT day for the March in-school scheduled SAT day. Students who attended the pre-administration yesterday will not have to complete a new pre-administration should we postpone. Any student who did not complete the pre-administration on Monday, March 19th will do so at the conclusion of the testing.

Juniors taking the in-school SAT on Tuesday, April 24th should report outside the outer doors of the auditorium lobby by 7:30 a.m. Once you are allowed to enter the auditorium lobby you will pick up your testing materials and proceed into the auditorium to an assigned seating location. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. The entire testing process should take approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. Students with College Board approved accommodations will report to the Media Center by 7:45 a.m. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Approved accommodations may extend testing into the afternoon. Students will be EXCUSED from attending their afternoon classes upon the completion of the SAT testing. Students may elect at their own discretion to remain in school for their afternoon classes. Please see the attached instructions for the in-school SAT testing day

ACT and SAT Test Information

Information, Practice, and Preparation 

ACT - The official ACT webpage it includes practice problems, registration information, score information and more. Some quick links to some of the information are below, each one was taken from the ACT's official Test Prep website.                     

SAT Today - An official SAT webpage that has practice problems, registration information, score information and more. Some quick links to some of the information are below, each one was taken from the SAT's official website.


Test Additional Information
SAT http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
ACT http://www.actstudent.org/
SAT http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
SAT Subject Tests https://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests/sat-subject-tests

SAT Changes

Information below about the SAT changes was taken from Kaplan TestPrep: http://www.kaptest.com/College/SAT/sat-test-change.html

  Current SAT
(Class of 2014-2016)  
(Class of 2017 and beyond)  
  • ¼-point penalty for wrong answers
  • Score is based out of 2400 -- 800 for Math; 800 for Reading Comprehension; and, 800 for Writing
  • No wrong-answer penalty
  • Score is based out of 1600 -- 800 for Math; 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. Optional essay will receive a separate score


  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • 3 hours; 3 hours 50 minutes with optional essay


  • Only available in print
  • Test focused on broad range of non-essential topics and content
  • Available digitally and in print
  • Fewer questions with a greater focus on in-depth analysis of content


  • Essay is required
  • Students have 25 minutes to write a persuasive essay in response to a prompt
  • Accuracy of information not tested
  • Essay is optional
  • Students have 50 minutes to analyze document and draft essay
  • Requires students to analyze source documents and explain how the author builds an argument
  • Facts matter


  • Focus on wide array of topics
  • More emphasis on computational skills
  • Calculators permitted for all sections
  • Focus on 3 topics -- problem-solving and data analysis, "the heart of algebra,” “passport to advanced math"
  • Real-world problem solving including analyzing data, charts, and graphs
  • Calculator not permitted for all math sections

Reading and Writing

  • Writing score combines writing multiple-choice questions and written essay score
  • Reading section has two question types: sentence completion and passage-based questions
  • Reading and Writing combined into "Evidence-Based Reading and Writing"
  • No Sentence Completions
  • Focus on real-world vocabulary-in-context as well as revising and editing writing in passages
  • Focus on analyzing Literature, Social Studies, and Science passages
  • One passage is a Primary Source from American and/or World History, such as excerpt from The Constitution or Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

Reminder: current seniors, juniors and sophomores will not be affected by these changes. These graduating classes should continue preparing for the current iteration of the SAT; however, current freshmen, or the graduating class of 2017, will see the new version of the SAT in the spring of 2016 as juniors.

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