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STAAR

Website: https://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/

What is it: The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program are annual assessments of student proficiency in the following subjects:

Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
Writing at grades 4 and 7
Science at grades 5 and 8
Social studies at grade 8
End-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

Testing Dates: 

Monday, June 25, 2018
English I (Algebra I, Biology, and US History is also offered on this date)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
English I, Algebra I, Biology, US History

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
English II (English I, Algebra I, Biology, and US History is also offered on this date)

Students should arrive to test by 7:30am with their ID.

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SAT

Website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html

What is it: The SAT is a college entrance exam, it is a timed examination and is only given on certain dates (listed below). If you already know the college that you want to attend be sure that the SAT is accepted by them. Please visit the College Room about the required fee, the registration deadlines for the test, and any other questions you may have about the SAT.  If you are currently listed as eligible for Free/Reduced lunch program, visit the College Room to obtain a fee waiver for testing.  Students are allowed 2 fee waivers total for the SAT.  Practice for free using www.khanacademy.org.

Testing Dates:

August 25, 2018. Register by July 27, 2018 or August 15 if using fee waiver
October 6, 2018. Register by Sept. 7, 2018 or Sept. 26 if using fee waiver 
November 3, 2018. Register by Oct. 5, 2018 or Oct. 24 if using a fee waiver
December 1, 2018. Register by Nov. 2, 2018 or Nov. 20 if using a fee waiver
March 9, 2019. Register by Feb. 8, 2019 or Feb. 27 if using a fee waiver
May 4, 2019. Register by April 5, 2019 or April 24 if using a fee waiver
June 1, 2019. Register by May 3, 2019 or May 22 if using a fee waiver

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PSAT

Website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
                www.khanacademy.org

What is it: The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It's a standardized test that provides a first look at the SAT format and allows students time to get feedback and prepare before the SAT.  It provides students real-time college readiness information. It also gives students a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship program. Realizing the importance of early college awareness, PISD currently gives the PSAT for free to all students in grades 9-11. There is no required registration.  The National Merit Qualifying Scholarship competition only applies to students taking the PSAT in their 11th grade year.

Testing Date:

October 10, 2018

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ACT

Website: http://www.actstudent.org/index.html

What is it: The ACT is a college entrance exam, it is a timed examination and is only given on certain dates (listed below). If you already know the college that you want to attend be sure that the ACT is accepted by them. Stop by the College Room for information about the required fee, the registration deadlines for the test, and any other questions you may have about the ACT.  If you are currently listed as eligible for Free/Reduced lunch program, visit the College Room to obtain a fee waiver for testing.  Students are allowed 2 fee waivers total for the ACT.  ACT does not honor a fee waiver past the regular registration deadline.

Testing Dates:

September 8, 2018; Register by August 10 
October 27, 2018; Register by September 28
December 8, 2018; Register by November 2
February 9, 2019; Register by January 11
April 13, 2019;  Register by March 8
June 8, 2019;  Register by May 3
July 13, 2019;  Register by June 14

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