• Assessment Testing

    Your high school career is  filled with standardized tests. Early in your junior year, you may take the PSAT. This test, which measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills, is important for three reasons. First, it’s a good indicator and excellent preparation for the SAT test that you may take at the end of your junior year. Second, your score may qualify you for a select group of merit scholarships. Third, it’s one of the first chances you have to begin requesting information from colleges. 
    You will also be required to pass the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in order to meet state requirements for graduation. You will also need to review with your counselor to ensure you have passed all of the required STAAR-EOC assessments for your graduation plan in order to meet state requirements for graduation.
    Throughout your junior year, you should schedule the ACT and/or SAT -- the basic standardized tests that many colleges use as part of their admission criteria. Some of the more highly competitive colleges also require some of the five subject-specific SAT Subject exams -- so you may need to schedule the SAT Subject Tests, although you could wait until the very beginning of your senior year.
    ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
    Santo's Test Code is 446350
    SAT Test Dates & Deadlines
    Santo's Test Code is 446350
    Texas Success Initiative
    Students planning to attend college must take the TSI Assessment prior to enrolling in their first semester unless they are exempt under Texas Success Initiative (TSI) guidelines. Exemptions are listed below. Test scores or exemptions must be received in the admissions office before you will be allowed to register for classes.

     Test                                                     Students performing at or above this level are exempt
    (scores must be no more than 5 years old)
    Composite = 23
    English = 19
    Math = 19 
    (scores must be no more than 5 years old) 
    Combines = 1070
    Verbal = 500
    Math = 500 
    Current STAAR Assessments
    Grade/EOC Subjects Assessed
    Grade 3 Mathematics & Reading
    Grade 4 Writing, Mathematics & Reading
    Grade 5 Science, Mathematics & Reading
    Grade 6 Mathematics & Reading
    Grade 7 Writing, Mathematics & Reading
    Grade 8 Science, Social Studies, Mathematics & Reading
     EOC (End of Course)  Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, US History