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Testing Resources


The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills


The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
Click below to see a video about the SAT

AP(Advanced Placement)

AP(Advanced Placement)  

Students enrolled in AP courses take AP exams during May. Registration is usually in March th  rough the school.  There are fees for the exams and fee waivers are available based on need. Students are encouraged to take the test for each AP class that they enroll in so that they can show competence at a college level and earn college credit.

ACT (American College Test)

ACT(American College Test)
ACT (administered with or without Writing component)
Tests critical reading, mathematics (writing optional, required for UC applicants )
Free daily test questions and prep
Administered September—June (
Signup online
Fee waivers available for students who qualify (see your counselor for details)
Students encouraged to test in the spring of 11th grade and fall of 12th grade
ACT tests must be completed by December of 12th grade for UC/CSU applicants

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)

The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity.

Students in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test. The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents.

  • For more information about the PFT, contact your local school district.
  • The PFT - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of the test.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with the PFT.


ASVAB(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The ASVAB not only serves students wishing to join the military, but also provides students with comprehensive insights and an idea of where their interests and aptitudes lie.
ASVAB dates of administration vary  each year (see your counselor for more information)