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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 test that measures the critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and reading and writing skills that students need to do college-level work. Taking the SAT provides colleges a measure of academic ability that can be used in the admissions process, financial aid, placement, and other purposes. This is 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 the opportunity to take the SAT test on campus during the SAT School Day.  SAT School Day dates for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:

Juniors are offered option to take SAT or ACT - March 5, 2024

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


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 17, 2023.

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 a 3-hour test that measures what students have learned throughout high school and provides colleges and universities information for recruiting, advising, placement, scholarships, and retention. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. 

We offer all seniors an optional ACT school day (without writing) on October 17, 2023.

Juniors are offered the option to take SAT or ACT on March 5, 2024.

For a list of other national 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 6, 2024 US Government and Politics Chemistry
Tuesday, May 7, 2024   Statistics
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 English Literature and Composition Computer Science A
Thursday, May 9, 2024 Environmental Science Psychology
Friday, May 10, 2024 US History Macroeconomics    
Spanish Literature and Culture
Monday, May 13, 2024 Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 English Language and Composition Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
Wednesday, May 15, 2024   Computer Science Principles
Music Theory
Thursday, May 16, 2024 Spanish Language and Culture Biology
Friday, May 17, 2024 Physics 1: Algebra Based Physics 2: Algebra Based

For more information about the AP program, contact the Advanced Academics department at (325) 947-3838 x797.