College and Career Readiness Assessments
The Iowa Assessments measure student achievement and growth from Kindergarten through Grade 12 as defined by the Iowa Core. The Iowa Assessments offer a host of enhancements to help educators meet today’s evolving educational needs while allowing for comparisons with previous years.
The Pre-ACT helps students practice for the ACT test experience and empowers them with valuable data and insights. The Pre-ACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, Math, Reading and Science. Results predict future success on the ACT test, and provide both current achievement and projected future ACT tests scores on the familiar 1-36 ACT score scale.
The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
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The PSAT is taking to practice test-taking skills, help students determine AP courses that may be a good fit and help students identify strengths and weaknesses in the areas of writing, reading and mathematical skills. It also gives an estimated SAT score. Upon results, students will receive a guide explaining their score and what they mean to them.
The SAT, for Scholastic Aptitude Test, as the name suggests, is an aptitude test. Like all aptitude tests, it must use a medium within which to measure intellectual ability.
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Armed services vocational aptitude battery (ASVAB)
The ASVAB is a timed, multi-aptitude test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the US Armed Forces. Testers are scored in four critical areas - Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge. These scores count toward the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score, which determines whether a person is qualified to enlist in the US Military. Scores in other areas of the ASVAB determine how qualified a person is for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses.
ACT National Career readiness certificate
The NCRC is a portable, evidence based credential that certifies the essential work skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school or through post-secondary paths, because it is a valid predictor of job performance. A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments: Applied Math, Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy.