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Exams

  • 2019-20 Test Calendar

     

    Types of Tests:

    SAT

    The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board.  

    The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

    Website to register: collegeboard.org

     

    ACT

    The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. 

    The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants

    Website to register: act.org

     

    TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment)

    The TSI Assessment (TSIA) is part of the Texas Success Initiative enacted by the Texas State Legislature and designed to determine a student’s readiness for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

    The TSIA, or one of its exemptions, has been required of Texas students entering a Texas college or university for nearly ten years. The TSIA is administered through the College Board’s Accuplacer digital platform. Universities, community colleges, school districts and high school campuses can request to administer the TSIA to students.

    TSIA Exemptions

    A student shall be exempt from taking the TSIA if the student has:

    • scored a composite score of 23 on the ACT with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall exempt both Reading and Writing sections of the TSIA;
    • scored a composite score of 23 on the ACT with a minimum of 19 on the Math test shall exempt the Math section of the TSIA;
    • taken the SAT administered March 2016 and later and earned scores on the evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) assessment of 480, and a minimum score of 530 in Mathematics (no combined score needed)

     

     

    ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

    The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students

    http://official-asvab.com/applicants.htm