Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The test is administered to all LMSD eleventh graders in October as practice for the SAT. The District uses PSAT results to help prepare students for college admission testing in their junior and senior years. The test also serves as the qualifying exam for National Merit scholarship opportunities. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.act.org/.
The SAT is a product of the College Board that tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge—the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college. The SAT is a globally-recognized college admission test taken by most LMSD students during their junior or senior year of high school. For more information, visit sat.collegeboard.org.
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of a rigorous, college-level (AP) course. AP exams test students' ability to perform at a college level. Students that score well on the test may earn college placement and credit. AP courses utilize college-level curricula developed by the College Board for high schools.
Keystone Exams are end-of-year assessments that will be administered in three areas: Algebra 1, Biology and Literature. View more information regarding the Keystone Exams on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.
Act 35 of 2018 requires student complete a test of civics knowledge. To meet this expectation, a locally-developed assessment of U.S. history, government, and civics is embedded in the District’s United States Government course. This assessment includes the nature, purpose, principles and structure of United States constitutional democracy, the principles, operations and documents of United States government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Successful completion of the assessment is not a graduation requirement for students. The test of civics knowledge occurs annually in March.
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