After registering with the Talent Search, CTY can help you select and register for the test that's right for your child
Choose your version of "Before the Test" at the right. These guides contain detailed information about each of the tests and will help you determine which test(s) your child should take.
SCAT for Grades 2-8 (locate SCAT test centers)
STB for Grades 5-8 (locate STB test centers)
SAT and ACT tests for Grades 7-8 (locate SAT test centers and ACT test centers)
Please read this important alert about the new SAT.
View sample test items and practice tests:
Register with the testing agency and pay the test fee.
Students with disabilities can request the special accomodations they'll need to take any Talent Search test.
SCAT and STB
- Grades 2-6: See page 10 of Before the Test
- Grades 7-8: See page 18 of Before the Test