Standardized Tests
Standardized Tests
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)

-Provide preliminary testing for SAT to help prepare for it
-Allows students to enter NMSC Scholarship Program and gain access to college and career planning tools
-3-part test (Reading, Math, Writing)
-Typically taken in October of Junior and/or Sophomore year

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
-Used to help colleges evaluate applicants
-3-part test (Reading, Math, Writing)
-Taken in Junior and Senior years
-Colleges may accept in place of ACT

SAT II – Subject Tests  
-Content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas-20 SAT Subject tests in five general subject areas: English, History, Languages, Math, Science
-Some colleges require or recommend them
-Some colleges use to place students in appropriate courses
-Based on performance, could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level collegecourses
-Typically taken at the end of the course

ACT (American College Testing)
-Used to help colleges evaluate applicants
-More of an achievement test
-4-part test (English, Math, Reading, Science)
-Colleges may accept in place of SAT

AP (Advanced Placement)
-High school courses recognized as equivalent to college courses for a fee
-Earn college credit and advanced placement status
-An exam is given at the end of each course
Standardized Tests