Juniors registered for the April 4 ACT and May 2 SAT have learned that these administrations have been canceled.  Please visit actstudent.org or https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register to reschedule to a future exam date.  At this time, Providence Academy is still scheduled as a testing center for the June 13 and July 18 ACT.  Since we know that a large portion of the junior class already started college entrance testing prior to these cancellations, our hope is that the impact this has on everyone’s overall testing strategy is limited.  The availability of test dates during the summer and fall should allow juniors to meet testing goals but know that colleges are closely monitoring this situation and that many have already announced adjustments to their testing requirements for the Class of 2021.  Please discuss any concerns with your college counselor.

The Free Practice ACT for sophomores scheduled for April 4 has also been canceled.  We will work with Breakaway Test Prep to explore rescheduling options once we have more information about the expiration of the ‘stay at home’ order and the return to normal school operations.  In the meantime, Breakaway Test Prep is offering online practice exams with online proctoring via Zoom. The practice test fee for students not already working with Breakaway is $50. To sign up, visit https://www.breakawaytestprep.com/practice-tests/.

Also on the topic of college testing, all PA juniors, underclassmen, and parents are invited to a virtual presentation on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. called “Truth and Trends in College Admissions Testing,” presented by Mr. Adam Ingersoll from Compass Education Group and sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS).  Mr. Ingersoll is a leading expert on college admission testing and is a frequent presenter at higher ed conferences, faculty development workshops, and school seminars. Students and families should use this link to register for the seminar. Please contact Mrs. Sarah Hogan, Director of College Counseling, with questions.

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