Exams and testing
Princeton Review PSAT/SAT & ACT Review Sessions
SAISD will offer Princeton Review student training sessions for both the PSAT/SAT exam and the ACT exam during the fall semester. SAT review sessions will begin Thursday, September 4 and ACT sessions will begin Monday, October 6. Numerous SAISD teachers have attended training with Princeton Review personnel and will conduct the sessions. Students enrolled in one of these sessions will have the opportunity to take two practice tests and will work with Princeton Review materials throughout the classes.
As the result of a grant acquired by SAISD, the classes offered in 2014 will be offered at
the much reduced fee of $100. For students on free/reduced lunch, the fee is $50. The fee for students not enrolled in SAISD is $300. The courses are targeted at sophomores and juniors; however, freshmen are also invited to attend.
Registration will take place on both high school campuses in the Student Service Center. The deadline to register for SAT is September 1, 2014. The deadline to register for ACT is September 29, 2014.
Further information including dates, times, and registration information, can be found in the following documents.
For specific information about dates, times, etc. for each session please contact the following teachers:
For general information, please call the office of Terrie Phillips, Advanced Academic Specialist, at (325)947-3838, ext. 726.
Free SAT/ACT preparation courses
Through a major initiative, eKnowledge Corp, NFL players, and the Department of Defense are providing Free SAT/ACT test preparation assistance to hundreds of Military Impacted School Districts nationwide. This $200 value is being offered at no charge. You just pay the cost of shipping and handling. Each course includes:
- High quality DVD or CD Rom set
- 11+ hours of video training
- 40+ hours of student participation
- 120 instructor video lessons
- 122 question/answer movies
- Study-at-home, at-own-pace
- Syllabus, schedule, and tracking
ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.
Howard College has reserved the following days and times for SAISD students to take ACCUPLACER. They have agreed to waive the testing fee for SAISD students who test at these designated time.
Students should report directly to the Howard College computer lab (B-105). Registration is between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Students begin testing immediately after registration.
|TAKS EXIT LEVEL RETEST—ONLINE FORMAT ONLY|
|Mon, Oct 20; Mar 2; July 6||English Language Arts|
|Tue, Oct 21; Mar 3; July 7||Mathematics|
|Wed, Oct 22; Mar 4; July 8||Science|
|Thu, Oct 23; Mar 5; July 9||Social Studies|
|Students retesting or completing course work in the following…||English||Mathematics||Science||Social Studies|
|Mon, Dec 1||English I EOC|
|Tue, Dec 2||Algebra I EOC||US History EOC|
|Wed, Dec 3||English II EOC|
|Thu, Dec 4||Biology EOC|
|Mon, Mar 30||English I EOC|
|Wed, April 1||English II EOC|
|Tue, May 5 (Tentative Date)||Algebra I EOC||US History EOC|
|Wed, May 6 (Tentative Date)||Biology EOC|
|Mon, July 6||English I EOC|
|Tue, July 7 (Tentative Date)||Algebra I EOC||US History EOC|
|Wed, July 8||English II EOC|
|Thu, July 9 (Tentative Date)||Biology EOC|
|3rd Grade||4th Grade||5th Grade||6th Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|Mon, March 30||Writing #1||Mathematics||Writing #1||Mathematics|
|Tues, March 31||Writing #2||Read||Writing #2||Read|
|Tue, April 21||Mathematics||Mathematics||Mathematics||Mathematics||Social Studies|
|Wed, April 22||Reading||Reading||Science||
|Tue, May 12||Read Retest||Read Retest|
|(No Math Retest in 2015)||(No Math Retest in 2015)|
|Tue, June 23||Read Retest||Read Retest|
|(No Math Retest in 2015)||(No Math Retest in 2015)|
The SAT is a 3-hour-and-45-minute test that measures the critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students need to do college-level work. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT as a part of its admissions process. That's why more than two million students take the SAT every year. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school.
For a list of test dates, view the 2013-2014 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines.
For more information including SAT Preparation Resources, test dates and fees, and registration information, please visit the College Board SAT website.
The Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™ and gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.
The PSAT/NMSQT is available for home-schooled students eligible to attend school in the district and may register at both high school counseling centers.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Free to interested juniors enrolled at Central and Lake View High Schools
$15 for interested sophomores and freshman
Registration forms available in the school counseling centers (Deadline to register is TBA by campus)
For more information:
Central High School - (325)659-3400
Lake View High School - (325)659-3500
The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skills in planning and writing a short essay.
For a list of test dates, view the 2013-2014 ACT Test Calendar.
The PLAN® program helps 10th graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides information needed to address school districts' high-priority issues. It is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and post-graduation years.
PLAN can help all students—those who are college-bound as well as those who are likely to enter the workforce directly after high school.
As a "pre-ACT" test, PLAN is a powerful predictor of success on the ACT. At the same time, many schools recognize the importance of PLAN testing for all students, as it focuses attention on both career preparation and improving academic achievement.
Typically, PLAN is administered in the fall of the sophomore year. Contact the Central High School and Lake View High School counseling centers for test dates and registration deadlines.
For more information about PLAN, visit the PLAN website.
AP Examinations are administered each year in May and are available to students enrolled in the district's various AP Courses. The AP Exams test students' ability to perform at a college level and offer students the possibility to qualify for college credit.
The AP Exams will be held during the weeks of May 5, 2014 thru May 16, 2014
A more detailed AP Exam schedule can be found at the CollegeBoard website.
For more information about the AP program, contact Terrie Phillips at (325) 659-3500 x508.