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Standardized Testing Calendar and Guide

Standardized Testing Calendar (italics denote testing that may not apply to all students)    

Sophomore Year:

October                        Mock test                          Taken at home in lieu of PSAT (fall 2020).                                       

 

Junior Year:

October                        PSAT                                Fall 2020: at-home alternative available.

Dec or March               SAT                                 

Feb or April or June    ACT                                    Note: most students will focus on either the ACT or the SAT. Please consult with a college counselor. 

May/June                    SAT                                    re-take, or wait until fall                             

May                             AP Exams                         (depending on coursework, and after consulting with your teacher; CA does not follow an AP curriculum)       

 

Senior Year:

Aug/Oct/Nov              SAT                                    re-take, if necessary 

Jul/Sept/Oct               ACT                                   re-take, if necessary

May                           AP Exams                          (depending on coursework, and after consulting with your teacher; CA does not follow an AP curriculum)           

 

CA Coursework & SAT Subject Tests:                                                              

The information below is provided for students who are considering SAT Subject Tests. Note that as of September 2020, no US colleges require SAT Subject Tests. SAT Subject Tests are offered on most SAT dates; more information can be found at www.collegeboard.org. In the junior year, students can discuss with a college counselor whether it’s necessary or advisable to take SAT Subject Tests; very rarely are sophomores prepared to take SAT Subject Tests. While interested students should consult with their teachers, below are CA’s departmental guidelines:

Subject  Test:

When to take test:

Languages

Not before completion of level 3 of a language.

Literature

At or near the end of junior­ year.

Math Level 1

After successfully completing Statistics or Accelerated Precalculus.

Math Level 2

After successfully completing Statistics, Trigonometry, and Precalculus, OR after taking Accelerated Precalculus and Accelerated Trigonometry.

Sciences

Upon completion of Advanced or Accelerated coursework. Additional preparation outside of class will be necessary.

U.S. History

Upon completion of U.S. history coursework. Additional preparation outside of class will be necessary.