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Testing Information

Testing Contacts

 

School Bank

and SAT/ACT Coordinator

Michelle Lopez 

Bank Clerk

lopezm@esuhsd.org

408-347-6216

Link to AP testing form The deadline is September 24th, 2020. Please fill out the form and mail it in, or set up an appointment to bring it in person. 

Here are the dates I will be in the office in September. Be sure to include a copy of your free and reduced lunch approval letter to qualify for the $5 price.

September    4th,  14th,  16th,  22nd, and 24th.

  All Bank times are by appointment only. Please email me to set up a time.  Hours are 8:30-12:30 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm for the dates stated above.

Payments can be mailed in with student ID# and payment information.

 

Here is the address for the school.

Santa Teresa High School Attn: School Bank

6150 Snell Ave.

San Jose CA, 95123

If you write your email address on the form I will email the receipt.

 

 SAT/ACT Centers will not be hosted at Santa Teresa High School for the remainder of 2020.  This includes the September 26, 2020, October 3, 2020, November 7, 2020, and December 5, 2020. Please contact collegeboard.com or ACT.org directly for more information on testing sites or refunds. This had been confirmed with both testing companies as of June 2020.

 

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

Please see more information at the College Board's AP Calendar 

AP 2021 Week 1

AP 2021 Week 2

 

PSAT

"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.

SAT

"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 SAT.com website.  

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

While we encourage all juniors to take the SAT on the In-School SAT Day (3/4/20), parents do have the right to permit students to opt-out by submitting the attached form to Ms. Neha Billing located in Building 100/Main Administration Office. 

ACT

"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 ACTSTUDENT.org 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 schedule will be updated soon.

CELDT

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.