Testing

Below are the dates for standardized testing for the 2014-2015 school year. You are able to click on each test name, which is a link you can access to learn more about what the test measures, and how to best prepare for test day.  I highly encourage you to explore the links, which are interactive sites that include sample test questions and career exploration tools.
 
  • Tuesday October 7th: ASVAB Test - optional for Sophomores through Seniors interested in military opportunities. This test is FREE
  • Wednesday October 15th: PSAT/NMSQT Test - optional for Juniors and requires a $14 fee
  • Monday, November 17th: Freshman RTI Testing - Required for all Freshmen
  • Tuesday November 18th: Practice ACT - Required for all Juniors
  • Wednesday, November 19th: Sophomore RTI Testing - Required for all Sophomores
  • Tuesday, March 3rd - ACT + Writing: Required for all Juniors
  • Tuesday, March 10th - Thursday, March 12th: English/ Language Arts PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA) for all students enrolled in English III and Honors English III.  Last names A-H will test each morning in the AM. Last names J-W will test each morning in the PM.
  • Tuesday, March 17th and Thursday, March 19th: Mathematics PARCC Performance Based Assessment (PBA) for all students enrolled in Math II Honors.  Last names J-W will test each morning in the AM.  Last names A-H will test each morning in the PM.
  • Tuesday, March 24th - Thursday, March 26th: COMPASS Testing: Dual Credit students as needed and ALL Sophomores
  • Tuesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 30th: English/ Language Arts PARCC End of Year (EOY) assessment for all students enrolled in English III and Honors English III.  Last names A-H will test each morning in the AM. Last names J-W will test each morning in the PM.
  • Tuesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 7th: Mathematics PARCC End of Year (EOY) assessment for all students enrolled in Math II Honors.  Last names J-W will test each morning in the AM.  Last names A-H will test each morning in the PM.
 
This website (click link above) from ACT describes what your scores mean in each subject area as pertaining to college readiness on the ACT tests. Once on that website, you can view the standards for each subject on the left-hand side of the screen, or by clicking here.
  • The score range on the ACT test is from 1-36
  • Score Interpretation on Lumen: Standardized test scores for your student are now view-able through the Lumen portal. The assessment information included in the portal contains much of the same information that is included in the score reports that are sent home with your student after I have interpreted the test scores at school (i.e. subject-area scores and percentiles). However, Lumen also provides a percentage called the 'Achievement Indicator.' The Achievement Indicator is the percentage correct that your student achieved for the specified subject area.