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.

SAT(PSAT) & ACT Review Sessions Class Schedule

SAT(PSAT) & ACT Review Sessions Registration Form

For specific information about dates, times, etc. for each session please contact the following teachers:

SAT or

ACT or

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

To learn more about how to receive this special offer, download this flyer or visit the eKnowledge website.

ACCUPLACER

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.

June 12
June 19
July 10
July 24
Aug 14
Aug 21

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.

2014-2015 High School TAKS Test Dates
  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
2014-2015 High School STAAR Test Dates
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
2014-2015 Elementary and Middle School STAAR Test Dates
  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 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)

 

SAT

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.

PSAT/NMSQT

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.

Test Information

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

ACT

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.

For more information about the ACT including test preparation resources, test dates and fees, and registration information, please visit the ACT Student website or the ACT Parent website.

PLAN

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 Exams

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.

Exam Information

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.