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Standardized Testing Calendar and Guide

Testing Calendar     

                                                                               

Sophomore Year

October                        PSAT                               Note: registration is automatic.

May or June                 Subject Test(s)                (depending on coursework, and if your teacher recommends it; note that

      few sophomores are prepared to take Subject Tests)                       

Junior Year

October                        PSAT                               Note: registration is automatic.

Jan/March or                SAT or                             Note: most students will focus on either the ACT or the SAT. Please consult with  

Feb/April                       ACT                                your college counselor.

June                             Subject Tests                  Decide which subjects to take in consultation with your teachers and college counselor.

May                              AP Exams                       (depending on coursework, and if your teacher recommends it)       

 

Senior Year

Sept/Oct                       ACT                               Re-take, if necessary

Oct/Nov                        SAT and/or                    Re-take, if necessary

Subject Tests    

May                              AP Exams                    (depending on courses, and if your teacher recommends it)       

 

 

CA Coursework & Subject Tests                                                              

Students should consult with their teachers and advisors, but as a general guide, here are the departmental recommendations (assuming the

student has performed well in class):

Subject Test

When to take test:

Math Level 1

After completing Statistics or Accelerated Precalculus.

Math Level 2

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

Literature

At or near the end of junior­ year.

Languages

Not before completion of level 3 of a language.

Sciences

At the end of a course; students perform best with Advanced or Accelerated coursework.

U.S. History

Upon completion of U.S. history coursework. Additional independent study and preparation will be required.