Students are given the following standardized tests:

  • Practice ACT: This test, administered to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the Spring, provides direction for educational and career planning and has the additional benefit of providing practice for ACT assessment.
  • PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)This test is taken in the Fall of junior year as a qualifying test for national recognition and preparation for the SAT that will be taken in the spring of junior year. Sophomores also take the test in the Fall as practice. 
  • ACT (American College Testing Program): Because most colleges require scores on either the ACT or the SAT, all students are encouraged to take both tests in the spring of their junior years.
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test): Because most colleges require scores on either the ACT or the SAT, all students are encouraged to take both tests in the spring of their junior years.
  • National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest): works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial. You can search on this site for test optional colleges and universities.

These are additional standardized that students may take during their time in high school:

  • AP (Advanced Placement Tests): These tests are for students who have taken Advanced Placement or certain honors level courses in high school. APs are given in May in specific areas. Depending on a particular college's AP policy, as student may gain advanced standing in college. Other tests are available upon request or at the counselor's discretion. Professional consultation and referral are used when necessary.
  • SAT Subject Tests: These tests are hour long exams which are administered in different subject areas. These are offered at different times during the year and are necessary at some colleges for admissions and placement.