Requesting Accommodations for SAT, ACT, and AP Testing
Students whose disabilities affect participation in testing may be eligible to take college placement exams with accommodations. All accommodations must be approved prior to testing by either College Board Services for Students with Diabilities (SSD) or the ACT, depending on the exam chosen.
Strict deadlines apply to application for accommodations. The process to approve accommodations can take at least 7 weeks, and if additional documentation is required, can take another 7 weeks longer. See the College Board SSD or ACT Accommodations information webpage for deadline information. Plan to apply for accommodations AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TEST DEADLINE.
Accuplacer Testing for College & Career Readiness
The Maryland College & Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 requires that all public high school students participate in assessments that demonstrate readiness for college and careers in the areas of English and Math by the end of their 11th grade year.
Students who have not met standards for either subject area will be required to take the Accuplacer, a nationally recognized college placement test in the spring. A passing score on the Accuplacer is NOT a graduation requirement.
Students who already have scores from the SAT, ACT, Accuplacer (via AACC), or AP courses or who have already achieved a passing score for the PARCC English 10 and PARCC Algebra 2 exams will be exempt from this Accuplacer test session.
Support opportunities will be made available to students who will be required to take the Accuplacer and free study guides can be found online at www.aacpublicschools.org/aacps2/ccr/college.
ACT Testing – April 19, 2017
The ACT Test will be offered to ALL Junior students on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, during the school day. There is no fee for this testing session.
The ACT provides students with information to help in planning for the future using the ACT Interest Inventory, the Student Profile Section, a Career Map and the Career Readiness Indicator, and is used by colleges and university programs as an admissions assessment.
Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test (PSAT)
As AACPS works to integrate the College and Career Readiness system and in an effort to provide a PSAT testing opportunities for all underclass students, AACPS & South River High will offer the PSAT on a Saturday in October. Registration fees apply.
Registration for the October 2017 PSAT will open
Monday, September 11.
See post on front page for more information.
PSAT Score Reports will be posted online.
PARCC English 10 & PARCC Algebra 1
Beginning with the 2016/2017 school year, students will need to achieve a passing score on the PARCC English 10 and PARCC Algebra 1 tests or to satisfactorily complete the requirements of a Bridge Plan for Academic Validation. The Maryland State Board of Education determines the minimum passing scores for these assessments.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
- The PARCC Assessment for High School
- PARCC Practice Tests
- AchievetheCore.org – Common Core Resources for Parents
- Maryland’s College & Career Readiness Commitment
- Top 5 Things Parents Need to Know about Testing in High School
Other Academic Testing Offered by SRHS Includes:
- High School Assessments (HSA), a requirement for graduation from high school
- Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test (PSAT), offered to undergraduate students for determination of AP placement and entry in the National Merit Scholarship competition
- Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT), for college bound students
- American College Test (ACT), also for college bound students (alternative to the SAT)
- Advanced Placement Tests (AP), to earn college-level course credit for students currently enrolled in AP level classes.
- ASVAB Careers Exploration (ASVAB), to determine aptitude for future career planning
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For more information on testing, please contact
Mrs. Angie Robinson School Testing Coordinator, at email@example.com