It can be confusing when some exams are mandatory and some are optional, and some require you to choose a specific subject area while others have only one option. Additionally, some exams are required for graduation while others are required for college admissions. Your guidance counselor is here to help you navigate, please contact us as needed.
Below are some guidelines as to who typically takes these tests and why, the different standardized tests our students encounter, and links to further, more in-depth information. The guidance office has hard copies of the registration bulletins and college testing booklets listed below, feel free to come browse through our materials.
Note: Students are to register for tests and provide the testing fees directly. Deadlines will be posted to the AHS guidance website. Additionally, the Guidance office cannot send out official scores, only the college boards can do that at your instruction on your application forms.www.fairtest.org to find out which schools do not require testing for admission. Bear in mind, if testing is not required, they will be looking more heavily at one's high school record, letters of recommendation, and perhaps other unique admissions criteria.
Collegeboard.com, you can find a wealth of information regarding each of the tests, how to prepare for them, how to interpret the scores, assistance in identifying colleges, assistance in applying to colleges, and assistance with financial aid.
ELPT – An alternative to the TOEFL exam is an SAT Subject Test called the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). This test was designed for English as a Second Language or limited English proficiency students with at least two years of high school.