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Testing Information

Testing Contacts

Testing Coordinator

(All Tests except SAT/ACT)

Raquel Topete

Associate Principal, Educational Development



School Bank

and SAT/ACT Coordinator

Michelle Lopez 

Bank Clerk



"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"

(Taken from the PSAT website)

At Santa Teresa High School, the exam is given, for free, to all sophomores and is offered for a small fee to all juniors and freshman.  ST also used the exam to help identify students who could excel in an AP course.

To get more information and to see some practice questions, please visit the PSAT website.

PSAT Testing Special Schedule

PSAT testing is scheduled for October 10, 2018. 

PSAT Guide

Final Exams Schedule

Fall Finals are scheduled for December 19-21:

  • Dec. 19: Periods 1, 2, and 7
  • Dec. 20: Periods 3 and 5
  • Dec. 21: Periods 4 and 6

Spring Finals are scheduled for May 29-31:

  • May 29: Periods 1, 2, and 7
  • May 30: Periods 3 and 5
  • May 31: Periods 4 and 6
SAT/ACT Testing

The SAT and ACT are two standardized exams that colleges use in combination with the student's transcript and application to determine a student's eligibility.  Most colleges and universities accept both the SAT and the ACT.  To determine if you should take the SAT, ACT, or both, you should check with the college or university you are applying to.


"The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century." From the website.  

Please visit SAT College Board to find out more about when the exams are given, sample questions, and for getting your exam results.


"The ACT test is a college entrance exam covering English, reading, math, and science. It measures what students have learned in high school, so taking the right courses is important." From the website.  

Please visit ACT's website to find out more about when the exams are given, sample questions, and for getting your exam results.

SBAC/CAST Testing Schedule 

SBAC/CAST testing is scheduled for the week of April 9-12, 2019.

AP Testing

"Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course — a successful score could even earn you credit and advanced placement in college." From the AP website.

At Santa Teresa High School, it is expected that all students taking an AP course also take the exam since taking the exam can boost your chances of gaining college admission.  Students who score a 3 or higher on the exam earn college credit for that course.

To find out more information please visit AP Central's website.

AP Testing Schedule and Locations
  • Monday, May 7 (8 am) Chemistry in the MPR, Spanish Literature in the Library
  • Monday, May 7 (12 pm) Psychology in the MPR
  • Tuesday, May 8 (8 am) Spanish Language in the Library
  • Tuesday, May 8 (12 pm) Art History in room 218, Physics 1 in the MPR
  • Wednesday, May 9 (8 am) English Literature in the MPR
  • Wednesday, May 9 (12 pm) Physics 2 in the MPR
  • Thursday, May 10 (8 am) US Government and Politics in the MPR
  • Thursday, May 10 (12pm) Environmental Science in the MPR
  • Friday, May 11 (8 am) US History in the MPR
  • Friday, May 11 (12 pm) Computer Science Principles in the MPR
  • Monday, May 14 (8 am) Biology in the MPR
  • Monday, May 14 (12 pm) Physics C in the MPR
  • Tuesday, May 15 (8 am) Calculus AB in the MPR, Calculus BC in the Library
  • Tuesday, May 15 (12 pm) French Language in the Library; Computer Science A
  • Wednesday, May 16 (8 am) English Language
  • Thursday, May 16 (8 am) World History in the MPR
  • Thursday, May, 16 (12 pm) Statistics in the MPR

The California English Language Development Test is a yearly exam used to measure the oral and written English development of our students that are currently designated as English Learners.  This exam, in combination with passing grades and two years of improvement on the CST/STAR exams will help us reclassify an English Learner as English Fluent.

  • To learn more about the CELDT, click here.
  • Click here to see released CELDT questions.