Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Empowering Students to Impact the World since 1970

HS Standardized Testing

 
ACT-ASPIRE
 

The ACT-Aspire is given to all students in 9th - 11th  grade. This test is used as an introduction to college placement exams and is used for placement in advanced classes. Score results are also used to determine which students need extra tutoring during IF (instructional focus). ELCA registers all students for the test.

PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test)
 

The PSAT is given in October to all students in grades 9 - 11. The test is used for practice for the SAT and Honors/AP level placement in the High School.  ELCA registers all students for the test. 

PSAT score reports are normally returned after Christmas break. Going over the test – question by question – is a valuable way to improve SAT scores. Students who have questions about their score report should talk with the Academic Dean or Director of College Placement and Guidance.

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) and ACT  (American College Test)

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy school code for both the SAT and the ACT is 112046   


SAT Reasoning Test
 
Beginning with the winter/spring of the junior year, all students are strongly encouraged to take the SAT Reasoning test  if their PSAT results indicate this is their best test. Dates for the test and registration information can be found on-line or in the College Placement and Guidance Office. 

 
SAT Subject Test
 
The SAT Subject test are generally required only by the more selective colleges; students should check individual requirements of each college they are considering to see if the Subject Tests are necessary and, if so, which tests are required.  Three subject test may be taken at one testing time.  The test dates are the same as the SAT Reasoning Test. 
 
ACT
 
We encourage students to take the ACT if their ACT- Aspire results indicate this is their best test. The ACT is an achievement test measuring English, math, reading, and science skills. Some students naturally respond better to the nature of the questions on the ACT with more ease.  Dates for tests and registration information can be found on-line or in the Director of College Placement and Guidance Office.  
 
 
AP Exams
 
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes are required to sit for the final exam written by the college board.  These tests begin the second week of May. The tests are scored on a scale of 1-5 with many colleges offering credit or advanced placement for scores of 3 or higher.  The college board provides score results to students in July at apscore.org.