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Testing Program 2014-08-01T14:13:43+00:00

Standardized Testing Program

 

Saint Paul’s School has designed a comprehensive testing program for students on each grade level. Keeping the individual students and their academic needs in mind, we have implemented the following tests:

READISTEP     www.readistep.collegeboard.org

WHO:   Pre-Freshmen

WHAT: ReadiStep measures skills students need to be on track for success as they transition to high school. It provides insight into students’ academic progress and also equips educators with tools they can use to make informed decisions in the classroom.

WHEN: Thursday, October, 2014

GOAL:  ReadiStep can help students and their parents understand which skills need work as students make the important transition into high school. It also lets students see how their skill levels compare to those of other students nationally. All ReadiStep test takers also receive free access to MyRoad™, an online college and career planning tool that helps students explore opportunities for the future.

**Selected pre-freshmen will also take the PSAT – Date TBA

 

ACT ASPIRE – www.act.org/products/k-12-act-explore

WHO: Freshmen

 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 

**Selected freshmen will also take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 

PSAT and ACT ASPIRE

PSAT – www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

WHO: Sophomores

WHAT: PSAT–A comprehensive assessment program that measures college readiness and provides students with the tools they need to start planning for the future. Used by National Merit Scholarship Corporation as an initial screening of entrants in its annual competitions for recognition and college scholarships (typically, entrants are in their third year of high school). PSAT measures skills in three academic areas: critical reading, mathematics and writing skills. PSAT is also an integral component of the College and Career Readiness Pathway, a series of assessments that includes ReadiStep™ for eighth- and ninth-graders and the SAT® for 11th- and 12th-graders.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GOAL:  Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT receive free access to My College QuickStart™, a personalized online college- and career-planning kit that helps students search for colleges, explore majors and careers, and get a personalized SAT study plan. Learn more at www.collegeboard.org/quickstart

 

ACT ASPIRE– revisions to the PLAN test are currently being made

WHO: Sophomores

WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2014

 

ACT and PSAT

ACT     www.act.org/products/k-12-act-test

WHO:   Juniors

WHAT: The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses. Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with excellent information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GOAL: The ACT is the capstone of our College and Career Readiness System. The test uses the same score scale as ACT Explore and ACT Plan, making the system an effective tool to monitor academic progress and student growth.

 

PSAT   www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

WHO:   Juniors

WHAT: PSAT–A comprehensive assessment program that measures college readiness and provides students with the tools they need to start planning for the future. Used by National Merit Scholarship Corporation as an initial screening of entrants in its annual competitions for recognition and college scholarships (typically, entrants are in their third year of high school). PSAT measures skills in three academic areas: critical reading, mathematics and writing skills. PSAT is also an integral component of the College and Career Readiness Pathway, a series of assessments that includes ReadiStep™ for eighth- and ninth-graders and the SAT® for 11th- and 12th-graders.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GOAL:  Juniors who elect to take the PSAT and earn a qualifying score, may be eligible to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

 

ASVABrevisions to the ASVAB test are currently being made

WHO:     Twelfth grade