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Year by Year Suggested Testing Calendar

Specific questions regarding the appropriateness of any exam should be directed to your counselor.

9th Grade | 10th Grade | 11th Grade | 12th Grade

9th Grade:

  • June - Algebra Regents
  • June - Science Regents Exam (at least one required 9-12). Students enrolled biology honors may also consider the SAT Subject test, (formerly named SAT II's) in biology, which is an optional subject-specific exam in Biology. This is recommended only for Biology Honors students with a superior grasp of the subject material. Additional student preparation is required to adequately prepare for this exam. Exam registration is generally due one month prior to the test date, (longer for students requiring testing accomodations.) It is strongly recommended that students take at least one practice subject test prior to registering for this exam in order to judge one's level of preparedness. Students who test beginning in March 2009, will have the option of including or omitting these scores from their report to colleges. To learn more about what Subject Tests might be appropriate for you, visit the following College Board link: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/SATII.html

10th Grade:

  • October - Optional PSAT, recommended for tenth graders enrolled in third year math, or for those students seeking early exposure to standardized testing.
  • June (early) - SAT Subject tests,(formerly named SAT II's)- Optional subject-specific exam(s) recommended for students enrolled in AP or Honors World History, AP or Honors Science and/or third year honors Math. Students must be aware that additional preparation is required for success on these exams. College Board Subject Test areas do not necessarily align with College Board AP curriculum or the high school honors programs. Up to three Subject Tests may be taken on any one date, although taking more than two in one day may be counter-productive. Exam registration is generally due one month prior to the test date, (longer for students requiring testing accomodations.) It is strongly recommended that students take at least one practice subject test prior to registering for this exam in order to judge one's level of preparedness. Students who test beginning in March 2009, will have the option of including or omitting these scores from their report to colleges. Note that students enrolled in an AP level course can sit for the corresponding Subject Test in May. To learn more about what Subject Tests might be appropriate for you, visit the following link:http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/SATII.html
  • June (late) - Geometry Regents, Global History and Geography Regents, Science Regents

11th Grade:

  • October - PSAT exam. Notification of registration process will arrive home in September, with an in-house registration deadline of learly October. Scores are returned to the school in December and mailed home. Every junior should sit for this exam. Scores can be used for initial college searches, and will be discussed during junior college conferences beginning in March.
  • March/April, May, and/or June - SAT and/or ACT. Formalized registration is with the College Board or ACT, generally one month in advance of the test date. Each exam may be taken multiple times. What date a student sits for the exam is dependent upon when preparation begins. Regardless of how many times a student sits for the SAT or ACT, colleges will only consider the highest scores in the admissions process. Students who test beginning in March 2009, will have the option of including or omitting these scores from their report to colleges. Visit the Standardized Testing Information link to see the differences between the SAT and the ACT.
  • June (early) - SAT Subject Tests - Optional one hour, subject-specific exam(s). These exams are advisable for those students completing AP or Honors level coursework. Students must be aware that additional preparation is required for success on these exams. College Board Subject Test areas do not necessarily align with College Board AP curriculum or the high school honors programs. Up to three Subject Tests may be taken on any one date, although taking more than two in one day may be counter-productive. Exam registration is generally due one month prior to the test date, (longer for students requiring testing accomodations.) It is strongly recommended that students take at least one practice subject test prior to registering for this exam in order to judge one's level of preparedness. Students who test beginning in March 2009, will have the option of including or omitting these scores from their report to colleges. Note that students enrolled in an AP level course can sit for the corresponding Subject Test in May. To learn more about what Subject Tests might be appropriate for you, visit the following link:  http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/SATII.html
  • June (late) - English, U.S. History, Algebra II/Trigonometry and Science Regents exams.

NOTE: Given the various standardized testing options, students should develop a personal testing calendar with an awareness of what standardized tests will be taken on which dates. Juniors meet in small groups with their counselor in eleventh grade (prior to the PSAT),to establish this calendar.

12th Grade:

  • October, November or December - SAT/ SAT Subject Tests/ ACT, as needed.

** Students will also take Advanced Placement exams during the first two weeks of May in any year that they are enrolled in an AP level course.

Date Last Revised - December 8, 2008
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