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Local testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test is administered to all second-grade students. The test measures a child’s abilities in verbal skills, mathematics reasoning and nonverbal reasoning skills. The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test is administered to all fifth-grade students to measure nonverbal reasoning and general problem-solving abilities. The results of both tests are used in the review process for accelerated and gifted education program opportunities.

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is administered in the fall; it is a standardized test that measures skills in critical reading, math problem-solving and writing. The test will be offered at no cost during the school day to all students in grades 8-11. The PSAT provides feedback on strengths and weaknesses on critical high school knowledge and skills, helps with SAT preparation and identifies student potential for advanced learning opportunities.

The SAT will be administered during a school day in March. This test measures skills in critical reading, math and writing, and it provides a measure of a student’s readiness for college. The SAT will be offered to all 11th-grade students at no cost.

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