La Salle offers the PSAT to 9th, 10th and 11th graders each year in the fall. Counselors typically recommend that most students take both the ACT and the SAT once during their junior year and then one of those exams, typically then one with the highest score, again as a senior. Students can also speak with their counselor about SAT subject tests.
La Salle’s testing code is: 380678
The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science, as well as an optional writing test. Individual scores are given for each part of the test on a scale of 1-36, plus a composite score (the average of the four scores). The ACT exam is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes long (or 3 hours and 35 minutes with the Writing section). The ACT test preparation booklet can be found here.
Dates and registration information for the ACT exam can be found here. Information about ACT Fee Waivers can be found here.
The SAT consists of two sections, Math and Evidenced-based Reading & Writing (ERW). There is an optional Writing section. The Math and ERW are scored on a scale of 1-800, with a composite score of both sections (an average of the two scores). The SAT exam is approximately 3 hours long (or 3 hours and fifty minutes with the Writing section).
Dates and registration information for the SAT exam can be found here. Information about SAT Fee Waivers can be found here.
SAT Prep Class at La Salle
Saturday Academy's SAT Prep class will be offered at La Salle this spring. Learn more about this class here.
What: Saturday Academy's SAT Prep Class is designed to prepare students to take the SAT.
Dates: April 6, 13 and 27 (3 Saturdays)
Time: 9am to 2:30 each day (1/2 hour lunch, please bring lunch)
Location: La Salle
Cost: $275 for La Salle students (Contact Alicia Magee for the code for this price)
Register here. If you have questions, please contact Alicia Magee
Additional SAT/ACT Test Preparation
Please note that this list is for your convenience and is not meant to serve as an endorsement of the programs listed. It is the student and parents’ responsibility to verify the quality, cost, and other factors about these programs.
Free Online Resources
Khan Academy: Free, online SAT preparation from College Board
ACT Academy: Free, online ACT preparation from ACT Student
Free Online Practice Tests (need Multnomah County Library Card). Search “LearningExpress Library” for practice tests and resources.
Area High School and Community College Classes
Oregon Episcopal School: SAT prep, summer. More information here.
St. Mary’s Academy: SAT preparation spring/summer: More information here.
Saturday Academy: SAT/ACT and Test Preparation classes at area schools and locations. Contact: 503-200-5858
Portland Area Test Preparation Companies
Private Test Preparation Tutors
John Lindgren: SAT/ACT preparation; Math tutoring. More info here
; email here
Elizabeth Petersen (SATPrepPDX): SAT preparation (as well as private tutoring). More info here
: email here
Teri Grigsby: SAT and ACT preparation
; Math tutoring. More info here;
.Online Test Preparation CompaniesKAPLAN: SAT and ACT preparation. Contact: 1-855-527-5269
Portland Community College Offerings