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EOCs (Georgia Milestone End of Course Assessments)

Tests given to students in December or May who are enrolled in an EOC course.  The EOC counts 20% of the student’s final grade for the course.  EOC subjects include:

·         9th Grade Literature

·         American Literature

·         Algebra I

·         Geometry

·         Biology

·         US History

·         Economics


PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

The state of Georgia currently pays for the preliminary SAT to be given to Sophomores in October.  Freshmen or Juniors who are interested in taking the PSAT may register and pay to take it.  Students who are interested in qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship competition must take the PSAT their Junior year.  Students receive a score report and their test book to guide their preparations for the SAT.  Khan Academy has partnered with CollegeBoard to offer individualized test preparation based on students’ PSAT scores.  Visit https://www.khanacademy.org/sat for more information.

PSAT Test Prep: http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/counselors/psat/ppt/a-step-to-the-future.ppt



AP (Advanced Placement) Exams

AP exams are given in May to students who take an AP course.  Students who score well on the exam may earn college credit or placement.

 

For information about AP exams, AP test dates, AP exam preparation, and AP policies, visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam.

  

Many colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores.  Visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies to determine which colleges offer credit or placement for AP scores.  For the most up-to-date AP credit policy information, be sure to check the institution's website.

 

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is given each fall to interested students, particularly Juniors and Seniors. It identifies students’ skills and abilities, provides career exploration information, helps in identifying a potential career path, does not obligate students to join the military, and is free.  It is required for entrance to the Armed Services.             

                               ASVAB Test Prep

http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab/

https://www.march2success.com/



COLLEGE PLACEMENT EXAMS

Students who plan to attend a 4 year college or university need to take the ACT, SAT, or both.  Students who plan to attend a technical college need to take a placement test, which can be ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER.  See the links below for more information.

 

Fee Waivers

Juniors and Seniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible for 2 ACT fee waivers and 2 SAT fee waivers during high school (not 2 per test per school year).  Visit Student Services for more information.

 Differences between the ACT and SAT

For information about the differences between the SAT and ACT, visit

http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Intl-ACT-SAT-English.pdf

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-act

http://www.studypoint.com/ed/act-vs-sat/.

 ACT

Create an account in order to register for the ACT.  Students should enter their legal name.  Payment or fee waiver is required.

www.actstudent.org

ACT Test Prep

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

https://www.kaptest.com/act#free

www.kaptest.com/practicetestweekend: Sometimes Kaplan offers a free, national practice test weekend. Students take a unique “combo” practice test, exposing them to every section of the SAT and ACT.  After the test, students will see their scores instantly and receive detailed data helping to determine which test may be best for them. 

 

SAT

Create an account in order to register for the SAT.  Students should enter their legal name.  Payment or fee waiver is required.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

SAT Test Prep

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

https://www.kaptest.com/sat

ACCUPLACER

The ACCUPLACER exam is an untimed, multiple choice test that tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing.  You can find additional information at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students or the following sites:

Athens Tech: http://www.athenstech.edu/studentAffairs/testing/accuplacerFAQ.cfm

Gwinnett Tech: http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/programs/assessment-testing-center/compass-exams/

Lanier Tech: https://www.laniertech.edu/Admissions/Admissions-Testing.aspx

Study App: https://www.laniertech.edu/downloads/ACCUPLACER_STUDY_APP.pdf

 








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