Testing

School/CEEB code: 231685

CCHS annual standardized test day: Grades 9, 10, 11 report on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (no fee)

ACT Prep resources:

  • In school test prep program (no fee) on All A’s Day each October
  • Various ACT study guides with practice tests are available in the Guidance Office
  • ACT Prep workshops and tutors (fee-based) are advertised typically in Naviance, school announcements and through school email

Incoming 9th grade: HSPT – An aptitude test from Scholastic Testing Service used in private and parochial schools nationally to determine appropriate academic placement at CCHS; It tests Verbal, Quantitative, Language, Mathematics, Reading, plus separate CCHS Science test administered the same day.

9th grade (current): pre-ACT Explore – Helps ensure that students entering high school begin early to focus on developing the academic knowledge and skills needed for success in school and in life; It tests English, Math, Science and Reading.

10th grade: pre-ACT PLAN – Provides valuable achievement information and will help students to prepare for the ACT; It tests English, Math, Science and Reading.  PSAT optional – Used as a predictive assessment for the SAT; Offered as a practice test prior to taking it during 11th grade.

11th grade: practice ACT– Unofficial yet full-length ACT allows students to focus on areas of weakness and concentrate on content needing additional review; PSAT optional – Used as the National Merit Scholarship Competition Qualifying Test and as a predictive assessment for the SAT measuring Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

ACT – Given at various locations on six national test dates; may be taken multiple times.  It assesses English, Mathematics, Reading and Science achievement and is recommended during the spring semester of 11th grade and the fall semester of 12th grade.  An optional Writing test is recommended in addition to the standard test for most college admission criteria. Information regarding specific test dates, locations and fees are best found on the official ACT website- www.actstudent.org

SAT – Given at various locations on six national test dates (different than ACT); may be taken multiple times.  It assesses Reading, Mathematics and Writing including a Writing section and is recommended during the spring semester of 11th grade and during the fall semester of 12th grade.   SAT II assessments are specific subject-based tests used for admission or placement in college programming.  Information regarding specific test dates, locations and fees are best found on the official College Board website- www.collegboard.org.