Standardized Testing at HIS
Every year, HIS students are given standardized tests to mark their progress and to assess the school's overall effectiveness.
HIS subscribes to the MAP testing services which it implemented in 2009. All students in grades 4 to grade 11 take the MAP test which measures growth in reading, language usage, and mathematics in order to help direct teacher instruction.
HIS pays for students in grades 8–11 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 Husky Express Newsletter and on posters outside the library on the third floor. Test dates and other information can also be found via internet at www.collegeboard.com.
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