Standardized Testing

The Guidance Department arranges for standardized testing to be administered by grade level as follows:

  • Grade Nine: PSAT/NMSQT
  • Grade Ten: PSAT/NMSQT
  • Grade Eleven: PSAT/NMSQT

​​​​​​​SAT and ACT Testing

The College Boards (SAT and ACT) are administered on certain Saturdays throughout the school year. These tests are recommended for both Juniors and Seniors. Students must register for the SAT and/or ACT.

Testing Accommodations

Ms. Laura Atkinson coordinates accommodations for students at Cardinal Newman High School. Students who are in need of extra time or accommodations for their classes must have the appropriate paperwork completed and on file for Cardinal Newman. Students who are in need of accommodations on the standardized tests, must apply for accommodations through the appropriate testing company. Mrs. Lower is the coordinator for SAT/ACT accommodations. Please reveiw and follow the procedures for the appropriate test below.

ACT
Contact – Mrs. Karen Lower – karen.lower@cardinalnewman.com
​​​​​​​ACT Consent to Release Information – Print Page 1
ACT Required Information to Request Accommodations​​​​​​​
ACT Superscore

2020-2021 Deadline Dates for ACT Accommodations
Please be advised of the following deadlines for ACT Testing Accommodation Submissions:

  • October 24th Test is September 25th
  • December 12th Test is November 6th
  • February 6 Test is January 8th
  • April 17th Test is February 12th
  • June 12th Test is May 7th
  • July 17th Test is June 18th

SAT
Contact – Mrs. Karen Lower – karen.lower@cardinalnewman.com

Some students with documented disabilities are eligible for accommodations on College Board exams. Students cannot take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, or AP Exams with accommodations unless their request for accommodations has been approved by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). To be eligible for accommodations on College Board exams, a student should have documentation showing evidence of the following:

  • The disability
  • The degree to which the student’s activities are affected (functional limitation)
  • The need for the specific accommodations requested

The following forms must be completed and returned to Mrs. Lower to initiate the approval process.
SAT Consent & Information Form

For more information on SAT accommodations visit the SSD page on the College Board Website.

Test Prep Resources

PSAT Testing

The Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Find out how to access your score here.

SAT Testing

ACT Testing

AP Exam Schedule

Resources for ACT/SAT Prep

SAT Prep Resource

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ACT Prep Resources

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SAT Practice
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Do Your Math
Pre-SAT, SAT, and AP math interactive practice tests. https://doyourmath.com/all tests.asp

Quiz Hub
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