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When Do Students Test?

ACCESS for English Language (EL) Learners

  • Provides language acquisition information using a placement screening for EL students; assesses language proficiency
  • Mandatory for students in grades K-12

ACT

  • Measures what students can learn in high school to determine their academic readiness for college
  • Test is optional for students in grades 7-12

Advanced Placement (AP)

  • Assesses students' achievement in specific Advanced Placement courses
  • Optional for students in grades 10-12

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

  • Measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military
  • Optional for students in grades 11 and 12

National Assessment of Educational Programs (NAEP)

  • Measures what students across the nation know and can do in 10 subject areas, including math, reading, writing and science; the results of these tests are reported in the nation’s report card
  • Mandatory for students in grades 4, 8 and 12

Oklahoma State Testing Program (OSTP)

  • Assesses academic achievement for Oklahoma students; provides school administrators, educators, parents and the community with tools and information needed to accelerate learning
  • Mandatory for students in grades 3-8 and grade 11

PSAT 8/9

  • Helps students determine what they need to work on most so they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school; supports educators as they guide the way
  • Mandatory for students in grade 9

PSAT/NMSQT

  • Selects BA Scholars and National Merit Scholarship students; predicts SAT scores
  • Mandatory for students in grade 10
  • Optional for students in grade 11

SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests

  • Assesses students’ readiness for college by measuring literacy and writing skills to determine how well test takers analyze and solve problems
  • Mandatory for students in grade 11
  • Optional for students in grades 10 and 12

STAR 360

  • Identifies what students have mastered, the goals they need to reach and the optimal path to proficiency
  • Mandatory for students in grades K-5
  • Optional for students in grades 6-9