PSAT, SAT, ACT and Related Links

  • College & Career Test Day

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

    8:15am-12:25 pm


    The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by schools that gives students firsthand practice for the SAT and tests critical reading, math and writing skills. This year, the PSAT will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. All Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will be automatically signed up to take the test. 

    For PSAT practice, please visit:
    Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
    SAT School Day will be offered to our Senior students on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Students who are interested in taking the SAT at El Camino on this day must sign up and pay the $49.50 registration fee at the Finance Office from September 18 - October 9, 2019. Cash, checks, or money orders accepted. No bills over $20.00 please. Make checks payable to El Camino Fundamental High School.  Students must have their student ID cards to purchase exams. Registration is first come, first served as only 150 tests are available. If students qualify for a reduced fee, please see Ms. Chino in the College and Career Center, Room 25 for a waiver form. Reduced fees are $8.00 for the exam, and must be paid in the Finance Office with the waiver form. 
    The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a multi-aptitude test that will be offered for Seniors on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Seniors can choose to take this exam instead of the SAT on this day at El Camino, at no cost to the student. This exam is not just for students who want to be in the military, as it is a great opportunity for students to test their knowledge and abilities in different areas. Sign up in the College and Career Center, Room 25 by October 1st to take the ASVAB. 

    El Camino's school code:  052710 (use this for registering for the SAT/ACT or any other source that requests your school's CEEB or ETS code)

    You can find test prep information at both the ACT and SAT web sites.
                                                                                                                      ACT TESTS

    Test Date

    Regular Registration

    Late Registration

    Additional Fee Required

    August 24, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    August 13, 2019

    October 5, 2019

    September 6, 2019

    September 24, 2019

    November 2, 2019

    October 3, 2019

    October 22, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 26, 2019

    March 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020

    March 3, 2020

    May 2, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    April 21, 2020

    June 6, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 27, 2020

                                                                                            SAT REASONING & SUBJECT TESTS

    Test Date

    Regular Registration

    Late Registration

    Additional Fee Required

    September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 30, 2019
    October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 4, 2019
    December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019
    February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020
    April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020
    June 13, 2020 June 19, 2020 May 22, 2020
                                What's the Difference between ACT and SAT?
     ACT  SAT
     Science, Math, Reading, Englush, and Writing (Optional)  Critical Reading, Math, Writing
     Accepted Nationally  Accepted Nationally
     Curriculum-based  Reasoning
     No penalty for wrong answers  No penalty for wrong answers
     All multiple choice  Math grid-ins
     Basic Fee (No Writing):  $50.50  Basic Fee:  $49.50
     ACT Plus Writing:  $67.50  SAT with Essay: $64.50 
     Testing Time: 3 hours 15 minutes (+ 40 minute essay, optional)  Testing Time: 3 hours (+50 minute essay, optional)
     Perfect Score: 36  Perfect Score: 1600
     Pre-ACT: PreACT, ACT Aspire  Pre-SAT:  PSAT
Last Modified on September 17, 2019