Testing For College

PSAT scores will be distributed to students late December..Log onto~ My College QuickStart.  My College QuickStart is an easy-to-use, online, personalized college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. This useful tool incorporates student responses that were provided when they took the test, and it presents their data back to them in four main parts: My Online Score Report, My SAT Study Plan(TM), My College Matches, and My Major & Career Matches. Access is available using the access code printed on the student’s paper score report and the tool can be utilized throughout high school.

The American College Test (ACT) is recommended to be taken in the spring of the junior year. The ACT measures skills and abilities rather than specific subject content. Four tests comprise the ACT: English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. The ACT is intended to supplement the secondary record of the student to help assess readiness for college level work.  Testing information and registration can be found online or students can secure a packet in the guidance office. CEEB Code:100729
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is also recommended to be taken in the spring of the junior year as part of the admissions requirements for many colleges. The SAT measures developed mathematical and verbal reasoning abilities as well as writing skills.Testing information and registration can be found online or students can secure a packet in the guidance office.  The College Board sponsors the SAT, SAT II, PSAT and the AP programs. CEEB Code:100729  
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SAT II Subject Tests
A number of highly selective colleges and universities require students to show proficiency in specific subject areas for either admission or placement. The SAT II’s are designed to measure knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge in specific subject areas. Students should check the college catalog for specific test requirements.
Hundreds of institutions grant credit for advanced standing for qualifying grades of three or more on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. AP exams are administered at Nease HS in conjunction with AP classes offered. The exams are three hours in length and consist of both essay and objective type questions. Students should check the AP policy of their prospective institution.
The PLAN test is used to give students an early start on planning and preparing for the future. This is a competitive assessment that focuses on four key areas: writing skills, math, reading and science reasoning. The test results provide information on where the student currently is performing in relation to academic skills and abilities in the four areas tested. Career interests and options, study skill habits and personal needs, plans and goals are also included in this test sponsored by the American College Testing Company.
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test – National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT-NMSQT).  The PSAT-NMSQT is a practice test for the SAT. If a student knows he/she will need the SAT as part of admissions requirements, taking the PSAT is an excellent idea. The PSAT-MNSQT is also used for qualifying scholarship competitions for juniors.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is offered at Nease in November and March thsi year. The ASVAB is a free test sponsored by the Department of Defense. This battery consists of eight individual tests: Word Knowledge, Arithmetic Reasoning, General Science, Auto and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, and Electronics Information. The results of these tests are combined to provide three composite scores in Verbal, Math and Academic Skills.