Standardized Testing

High School Code 181610

Colleges, universities, and scholarship programs use academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, teacher recommendations, and application essays to see how prepared students are for college-level work. The Guidance Department provides the PSAT for students in the tenth grade. Students in the eleventh grade will be administered the PSAT during school, and provided registration information for the ACT/SAT and SAT II.

PSAT

A standardized test that gives the tenth grade student an opportunity to practice for future testing. This test provides teachers with scores that may be used for placement in classes next year. Sophomores should not get discouraged because this is a Junior level test, and test scores generally improve the following year.

Juniors - PSAT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board/NMSC. This standardized test is excellent practice for the SAT I and SAT II. It provides the opportunity to qualify for National Merit Scholarship Corporation's (NMSC) scholarship program.

ACT

The ACT Assessment measures skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The scores on this standardized test indicate how well a student can perform these skills necessary for college work. Registration materials and test dates can be obtained through the Guidance Office or at the ACT website.

SAT

Reasoning Test (formerly known as SAT I)

SAT I is a three-hour, primarily multiply choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. The scores on this standardized test indicate how well a student can perform these skills necessary for college work. Registration materials and test dates can be obtained through the Guidance Office or by contacting the SAT website.

Subject Tests (formerly known as SAT II)

These tests are one-hour in length, primarily multiple choice tests that measure knowledge of particular subjects and a student's ability to apply that knowledge. Some schools require one or more Subject Tests for admissions, or placement. Check requirements of the colleges being considered to determine if the Subject Tests are necessary.

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ACT - www.act.org
1st time registration - online or mail
Re-registration - online, mail, or telephone (additional cost)
Score Report - online, mail, or telephone

SAT - www.collegeboard.com
1st time registration - online or mail
Re-registration - online, mail, or telephone
Score Reports - online, mail, or telephone


Advanced Placement Exams

The Advanced Placement program is designed to provide college credit to high school students who have completed a college-level class. Exams are administered in the Spring.