College Readiness Assessments

Assessment
Grades
Description of Assessment
Assessment Type
Calendar
American College Testing (ACT)
Grade 12 Required for some students
Measures English, mathematics, reading, science skills, and knowledge to be academically successful in college.
This assessment may be used as an alternative assessment to the graduation assessment requirements in Washington. In addition, this is also used as an admission assessment to various colleges and universities.
Paper/ Pencil timed assessment.
September 27 with Makeup on October 11 At all district high Schools
Preliminary Standardized Aptitude Test/ National Merit Qualifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT)
All students Grade 11
Measure reading, writing, mathematical, critical reasoning skills, and knowledge to be academically successful in college. Students may earn the opportunity for scholarships.
This assessment provides firsthand practice for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) commonly used as an admission test to various colleges and universities.
Paper/Pencil timed assessment.
October 19 At all district high schools
Advanced Placement Test (AP)
Grades 9-12
End of course assessment for AP qualifying courses.
These tests give students the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced standing in various colleges and universities.
Paper/Pencil timed assessment. Administered in the classroom.
May 2017