Standardized Testing at HIS
Every year, HIS students are given standardized tests to mark their progress and to assess the school's overall effectiveness. For this assessment, HIS subscribes to the MAP testing services which it implemented in 2009. HIS pays for students in grades 9–11 to take the Pre-SAT each year in October, giving them experience in this practice SAT test. 11th and 12th graders can take the SAT at specified dates throughout the year. The dates for each year’s SAT’s are posted in the ‘College Corner’ near the library entrance on the third floor. Test dates and other information can be found via internet at www.collegeboard.com.
HIS, as a test center for Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey, is also authorized to administer a number of standardized tests during the year, including the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), SAT I and SAT II tests, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Payment of all fees and registration should be done through ETS, and can be done–in most cases– online with a credit card. Online links for each test are listed below.
Finally, in May each year, students who have completed Advanced Placement classes may take the AP test in the subjects for which they feel prepared. Scores of 3 or higher may be recognized by universities and students can earn college credit or ‘test out’ of some college requirements with adequate scores on AP exams.
Test Names and Online Links
PSAT/NMSQT, College Board ATP, SAT and ACT: www.collegeboard.com