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STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, which is the state's student testing program. The assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, which are the state curriculum standards. Beginning in grade 3 through high school graduation, students are tested in the core subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies.  For STAAR test schedules, click here

SAT Suite of Assessments

The SAT Suite of Assessments is a series of tests that measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, making it easy to monitor student progress.


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.

SAT School Day

San Angelo ISD provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to take the SAT test on campus during the SAT School Day.  SAT School Day dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:

Juniors - March 2, 2022
Seniors - October 13, 2021

For more information including SAT Preparation Resources and test dates, please visit the College Board SAT website.


The PSAT 9 is a test that ninth graders take during the regular school day. It’s the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments, which tests your child’s reading, writing, and math skills. The purpose of the PSAT 9 is to establish a starting point in terms of college and career readiness as students transition to high school.

All San Angelo ISD 9th grade students will be given the PSAT 9 on October 13, 2021.


The Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Test and gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

All San Angelo ISD 10th and 11th grade students will be given the PSAT/NMSQT on October 13, 2021.

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.

For more information:

Central High School counseling department - (325)659-3434 x118
Lake View High School counseling department - (325)659-3500 x128


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 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.

AP Exams

AP Examinations are administered each year 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. AP Exams are held during two weeks in May. 
Date Morning Afternoon
Monday, May 2, 2022 US Government and Politics Chemistry
Spanish Literature and Culture
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Environmental Science Psychology
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 English Literature and Composition Computer Science A
Thursday, May 5, 2022 Macroeconomics Statistics
Friday, May 6, 2022 US History  
Monday, May 9, 2022 Calculus AB/BC Computer Science Principles
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 English Language and Composition  
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Spanish Language and Culture Biology
Thursday, May 12, 2022     World History Physics 1
Friday, May 13, 2022       Physics 2

For more information about the AP program, contact the Advanced Academics department at (325) 947-3838 x726.