Standardized Tests
PSAT/NMSQT

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is offered to 10th and 11th-graders in the fall. This assessment serves as “check-ins” on student progress and pinpoint areas for development. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT provides students with a midpoint check-in on their progress toward college and career readiness as well as detailed feedback that evaluates the knowledge and skills in need of strengthening. The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered October 19, 2016. Using their PSAT/NMSQT results, students may also be connected with AP courses, scholarship and recognition programs, and college planning resources.

 

SAT

As the nation’s most widely used college admission test, the SAT is the first step toward higher education for students of all backgrounds. It’s taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities. When used in combination with high school GPA, SAT scores are shown to be the best predictors of a student’s potential to succeed in college. The SAT covers core content areas deemed essential for success in college — reading, mathematics, and writing and language. Students typically take the SAT in the spring of their junior year and in the fall/winter of their senior year. 

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests are one-hour tests that measure how much students know about a particular academic subject and how well they can apply that knowledge. Subject Tests fall into five subject areas: English, history, mathematics, sciences, and languages. They help colleges compare the academic achievement of students from different schools where course preparation and academic backgrounds may vary widely. Subject Test results can be added to your portfolio to support your competency in academic areas, even if the tests are not required by colleges to which you’re applying. Students may take up to three Subject Tests on any test date. Click the SAT Subject Test button to get more information and to see a list of colleges that require, recommend, or consider Subject Tests.

***SAT Fee Waivers: Juniors and seniors that receive free or reduced lunch are eligible to receive up to four fee waivers each year, two for the SAT and two for the SAT II subjects test. In addition, eligible students may request four additional score reports to be sent to the colleges of their choice. Students may contact their counselor to receive a fee waiver.

 

Every senior who takes the SAT using a fee waiver will receive four college application fee waivers directly from the College Board.  

ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English. mathematics, reading. science. Students typically take the ACT in the spring of their junior year and in the fall/winter of their senior year. 

***ACT Fee Waivers: Juniors and seniors that receive free or reduced lunch are eligible to receive up to two fee waivers each year. Waivers may NOT be used to pay a late registration fee. Students may contact their counselor to receive a fee waiver.