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. This exam is offered to sophomores and juniors for a fee.
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. To learn more about Iowa Assessments, click here: http://itp.education.uiowa.edu/ia/default.aspx.
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 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. This exam is offered to all sophomores.
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. For the SAT, that medium is Math and English.
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