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Standardized Tests

Our school and district offer a wide variety of standardized tests, many of which are organized and administered through the Corona del Sol Guidance Department. Tests range from the CogAT, which is used for freshman Honors placement as well as gifted identification, to the SAT and ACT, the traditional senior-level college entrance exams. Mandatory Stanford 10 testing takes place during freshman year, while the AIMS test, required for graduation for Classes of 2016 and older, is administered to sophomores on up until the student meets all required state standards. Optional PSAT/NMSQT, Accuplacer, and AP exams are also available to students for assessment, scholarship qualification, dual enrollment, and college credit purposes. If you know of a test but do not see it listed below, Corona may not offer it on our campus. You may still speak with your guidance counselor to seek further information.

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Required: No
When: Fall of 8th grade, by appointment
Retakes: None
Purpose: Gifted identification
Contents: Verbal, Math, & Abstract
Registration: TUHSD Honors-Gifted Test Application
Fee: None
Scoring: Percentile
Preparation: None
Contact: TUHSD Testing Services

Required:  Not any longer (2015 and prior only)
When:  Spring of 10th grade
Retakes:  Fall & spring of grades 11-12 until passed
Purpose:  Graduation requirement
Contents:  Writing, Reading, Math
(Science is a field test; not required for graduation)
Registration:  None
Fee:  None
Scoring:  Varied scales for each subtest
Preparation:  AIMS Sample Tests
Contact:  Ms. Pam Kane

Required: Either ACT or SAT needed for university admission
When:  11th & 12th grade (Saturday mornings)
Scheduled Dates
Retakes:  If desired
Purpose:  University admissions
Contents:  English, Mathematics, Reading, & Science (Writing is optional)
Registration:  Online at
Fee:  $34.00 (+$15.00 for writing)
Scoring:  Composite score of 1-36  Explain
Preparation:  Available at
Contact:  Ms. Dawn Milovich

Required:  Only for several Rio Salado dual courses
When:  Prior to some dual enrollment courses
Retakes:  One is allowed
Purpose:  Possible dual enrollment class prerequisite
Contents:  English or Math (brief online tests)
Registration:  Arranged by Corona faculty
Fee:  None
Scoring:  Varies
Preparation:  Accuplacer Information
Contact: Mrs. Johnson, English; Mr. Guess, Math

Required:  No
When:  10th-11th grade in October (Saturday morning)
Retakes:  If desired
Purpose:  Good SAT preparation; National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for juniors only
Contents:  Reading, Writing Skills, & Math
Registration:  CdS bookstore (in September)
Fee:  $22.00
Scoring:  20-80 pts per test; 60-240 total
Preparation:  At
Contact:  Ms. Jessica Burt

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Required:  No
When:  First two weeks in May  AP Calendar
Retakes:  If desired
Purpose:  Advanced placement in college and/or college credit  University Credit Policies
Contents:  Subjects matching AP courses
Registration:  Register online and pay in bookstore in March
Fee:  $91.00 per exam
Scoring: score of 1—5; 3 is considered passing
Preparation:  On AP Website
Contact:  Mr. Dan Brugger

SAT I & SAT II Subject Tests
Required: Either ACT or SAT needed for university admission
When:  11th & 12th grade (Saturday mornings)
Scheduled Dates
Retakes:  If desired
Purpose:  University admissions
Contents:  SAT I includes Reading, Math, & Writing;
SAT II covers numerous specific subjects 
Registration:  At
Fee:  $49.00 for SAT I (SAT II varies)
Scoring:  200-800 pts per subtest; 600-2400 total SAT I
Preparation:  SAT Prep and/or SAT Subject Tests Prep
Contact:  Ms. Angela Carter

CLEP Tests (NOT at Corona)
Required:  No
When:  By appointment at test center
Retakes:  Not within 6 months
Purpose:  College credit for prior knowledge  Subjects
Contents:  34 exams in various areas
Registration:  At
Fee:  $77.00 per exam
Scoring:  Score of 20-80; passing score varies by subject
Preparation:  At