Junior Testing

As juniors testing continues to play a role in meeting the educational requirements of the state of Ohio in addition to college or military entrance. If you have questions about testing to meet graduation requirements or college entrance please see me.


End of Course Exams (EOC) or AIR:

Some juniors may still need to sit for one or more of the required end of course exams.  A thorough review of your transcripts has been conducted to review any test you may still need. 

Juniors typically take Government during this school year and will take the Government End of Course exam during the spring administration. 

Scholars may have to retake/take one or more of the following exams as required by the Ohio Department of Education:

ELA 1 (English Language Arts 1)
ELA 2 (English Language Arts 2)
Algebra 1
Geometry
Biology
History  and/or
Government  

If you are being asked to take and end of course exam it may mean you have never sat for the exam or you have not sat the number of required times in order to graduate.  Please take these exams seriously and give your best effort.  Choosing to not sit may jeopardize your graduation.  

To review the required end of course exams you can review information on the Ohio Department of Education at End of Course Testing.

This link is only applicable for the class of 2021.  


PSAT-NMSQT

During the fall all juniors will have the opportunity to sit for the PSAT-NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test).  This test is a preparation exam for the SAT which will be given during spring of your junior year. 

The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test also gives scholars an opportunity to qualify for the national merit scholarship.  It also qualifies your scholar  for additional scholarship opportunities that are not just score focused.  More informaiton can be found at College Board Qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship

Why the PSAT/NMSQT Is Important

When your child takes the PSAT/NMSQT, they open the door to more benefits than you might think.

  1. It connects students to more than $235 million in scholarships, including the National Merit® Scholarship Program. If your child opts into our free Student Search Service®, scholarship providers will invite them to apply.
  2. It's excellent practice for the SAT. Both tests measure the same knowledge and skills and ask the same types of questions, so PSAT/NMSQT takers will know what to expect on the SAT.
  3. It's the first step to a free, personalized SAT study plan. Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® uses your child's PSAT/NMSQT score to create a customized SAT study plan with sample questions that focus on areas where they need help.
  4. It shows student progress on the road to college. The PSAT/NMSQT is part of the SAT Suite of Assessments, a series of tests beginning in eighth grade that shows your child and their teachers whether your child is on track for college.
  5. It shows which Advanced Placement Program® (AP) courses your child is ready for. The PSAT/NMSQT Score Report indicates which college-level AP courses your child has the potential to succeed in.
SAT

Scholars will sit for their college entrance exam during spring of their junior year.  Scholars will also have the opportunity to take the SAT one additional time prior to the end of their senior year.  To register for your exam please see Mrs. Meade  for a waiver number that you will take to the MVCAP staff member who will assist you in registering.  Waiver numbers become available after the spring in school administration. 

Scholars graduating in 2021 can also use their SAT scores as a pathway to graduation.  Scholars must meet remedial free scores in both areas.  The remedial free scores are a 480 in Evidenced based reading and writing and a 530 in Math.   For more information please see the Ohio Graduation Requirements page


STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!  All scholars have access to Khan Academy (log in using the Clever Portal located in the student log in section).  Khan provides students an individualized study pathway based on their past scores.  Studying for more than 6 hours can lead to a 100 point or more increase in scores.  Classroom guidance lessons are done that show scholars how to access their account and study.

It is important scholars know what schools they may be interested in attending and communicate that they have taken the SAT as their college entrance exam.  All schools accept both ACT and SAT.  Since scholars see a version of the PSAT and the SAT five times we encourage you to take the SAT.

Please NOTE:  if you sign up for an SAT Saturday administration and do not show up you will not have access to any additional waivers.  Make sure you have reliable transportation set up and follow all the instructions on your test ticket!  

For more information on the SAT and scores please see the sub page titled College Board.
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