Testing Information

AP Exams

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.

Click here to register for 2019-2020 AP Exams http://aptsusa.com/aristoi
 

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.  

Testing is held the first week in November for all 10th graders as well as those who are new to Aristoi or may want to retest.

 

Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program)

The 7th Grade Talent Search is the entry point to TIP’s support, resources, and community. At a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future, students receive benefits that help them learn about their strengths, discover new interests, find essential advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.  Students qualify by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test (STAAR for us in Texas) or IQ test.

 

Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT)

The 7th Grade Talent Search is the entry point to TIP’s support, resources, and community. At a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future, students receive benefits that help them learn about their strengths, discover new interests, find essential advice, and connect with advanced educational programs.  Students qualify by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test (STAAR for us in Texas) or IQ test. The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test or IAAT is a group-administered algebra placement test. The IAAT is widely used to assess student readiness for Algebra I. The IAAT questions include algebraic concepts as well as geometry and statistics. 

This test will be administered to all 7th-grade students late spring semester. 

National Latin Exam

The goal of the National Latin Exam is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Latin and the Roman world on a test consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. The exam focuses on the student’s ability to read and comprehend Latin as outlined in the American Classical League’s Standards for Classical Languages. 


All students in Latin I - IV will test the last week in February.

PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program

All sophomores and juniors are scheduled to take this test on the 2nd Wednesday in October.

 

PSAT 8/9

The PSAT 8/9 is highly relevant to your future success and focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

  • What you learn in school
  • What you need to succeed in college
 
All freshmen are scheduled to take this test on the 2nd Wednesday in October.
 

STATE ASSESSMENTS - STAAR

STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

These assessments are based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state curriculum standards.  Beginning in grade 3 through high school graduation, students will be tested in core subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies.
 

STAAR 3rd-8th 

STAAR performance standards relate levels of test performance to the expectations defined in the state-mandated curriculum standards known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
 
 

STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)

High school students must take and pass certain required courses and the end of course exam for those courses.

STAAR ALT 2

TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law previously known as No Child Left Behind. TEA designed the STAAR Alternate 2 to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.
 

Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System - TELPAS

TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. The letters in TELPAS stand for the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.

College Entrance Exams

Register here to take the ACT
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