Standardized Testing & Preparation

The best preparation for standardized testing occurs every day within the classrooms at Trinity Valley School as students develop their ability to think, write, analyze and solve problems. While a number of colleges have moved toward test-optional admission policies, many colleges and universities still require standardized testing as one component of the college application.

We suggest that every Trinity Valley School student take both the SAT with Essay and the ACT with Writing in the spring of junior year. The student can then compare his or her scores, determine which test is a better reflection of his or her abilities, and take that test again over the summer or in the fall of senior year. Please see our recommended testing timeline below with our suggested testing dates in bold.

Junior Year:

SAT with Writing

December, March, May, or June

ACT with Writing

December, February, April, or June

SAT Subject Tests (optional, discuss with counselor)

May or June (cannot be taken on the same date as the SAT)

Senior Year:

Retake SAT with Writing and/or additional Subject Tests

August, October, November, or December

Retake ACT with Writing and/or additional Subject Tests

September, October, or December

COLLEGE COUNSELING

MARK WELLS

Director of College Counseling
817-321-0142
wellsm@trinityvalleyschool.org

ZINA WORMLEY

Associate Director of College Counseling
817-321-0147
wormleyz@trinityvalleyschool.org

NATALIE TIMSON

College Counseling Coordinator
817-321-0149
timsonn@trinityvalleyschool.org

ACADEMIC SERVICES COORDINATOR

ANNA ROSS

Academic Services Coordinator
817-321-0412
rossak@trinityvalleyschool.org

School CEEB Code

442572