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College and Career Testing

CISD Day of College & Career Testing
October 10th, 2018
 
PARENTS & STUDENTS: Please join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Cleburne High School Don Smith Performing Arts Center at 6 pm to learn more about the CISD Day of College & Career Testing & how it will benefit your student!
 
Tests Offered
8th & 9th grade: PSAT 8/9
10th & 11th grade: PSAT/NMSQT
12th grade: ASVAB or SAT School Day (limit 50)
 
Test Information
Learn more about the tests being given (most free of charge) to your students by clicking the appropriate link below!
 
**NOTE: SAT School Day is limited to the first 50 students who sign-up in the counseling office at a cost of $60.00 per test. $15.00 for waiver eligible students.**
 
Test Prep Resources
Students can start preparing for the PSAT suite of assessments & the SAT School Day by using the free, personalized practice offered by Khan Academy in partnership with CollegeBoard. Students who have previously tested in the PSAT suite of assessments may already have a Khan Academy account! 
 
20 hours of practice oh Khan Academy is associated with an average 115-point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT, nearly double the average gain without Khan!
Khan Academy Practice: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
 
Students can take practice ASVAB assessments online to prepare for the paper and pencil ASVAB they'll take on October 10th. 
**Note: the website above is a third party website not directly associated with ASVAB.
 
The Importance of College & Career Testing
The assessments offered during the CISD College & Career Day of Testing are designed to prepare students for & measure current levels of post-secondary success. Read below to find specific information about your student's test.
 
The PSAT Suite of Assessments: While the PSAT is not a college admissions test, doing well on the PSAT/NMSQT your 11th-grade year can qualify you for multiple scholarships. Qualifying as a National Merit Finalist, Semi-Finalist, or even a Commended Scholar can earn you big bucks for college! Want to know more about National Merit? Visit: https://www.nationalmerit.org
 
The PSAT 8/9 & the PSAT/NMSQT both measure reading, writing & mathematical skills. Both tests measure college readiness and, when students receive their score back in January or February, they will get access to specific, personalized data that will measure their college readiness. 
 
SAT School Day: The SAT is an important step for every student planning to attend a four-year college or university. The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that's accepted at all U.S. colleges, measuring what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed. 
 
The SAT School Day is the same test as the traditional SAT. SAT School Day gives students the opportunity to take the SAT on a weekday- instead of a weekend- in the comfort of their own school. 
 
**NOTE: SAT School Day is limited to the first 50 students who sign-up in the counseling office at a cost of $60.00 per test. $15.00 for waiver eligible students.**
 
ASVAB: A vocational battery test (multiple choice), the ASVAB measures students occupational abilities in several domains including spatial reasoning, mathematical knowledge & mechanical comprehension. In total, the ASVAB measures 10 domains of occupational aptitude. 
 
The ASVAB was developed in 1968 & adopted by all military branches in 1974. Though it is a test used by all branches of the military in determining military occupation, it's applicability stretches far beyond the Armed Services. Students taking the ASVAB will receive a booklet of information along with their scores guiding them to potential occupational areas of strength.