Tests and Assessments

  • AP Testing

    November 1st, 2019 is the deadline for students to order and pay for AP exams for AP classes they are taking this academic year.
    • AP teachers will assist students in ordering exams through their MyAP account. 
      • If this is a student's first AP exam, student will create an account in class.
      • If students have taken an AP test before, they must know their login information. If student does not know login information DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT. Use the "forgot username" or "forgot password" options or go to this website for help. 
    • Payment for exams is the family's responsibility. Cost is $94 per exam. Link to pay online is here.
      • Paying online is strongly preferred but if that is not an option, students may pick up a payment form in the Guidance Office. 
      • Students with free or reduced price lunch can take the AP exams at no cost, but must complete a form in the Guidance Office for their test registration to be complete. 
    • From November 2019 to March 13, 2020 late ordering is available for an additional cost; exams may be cancelled for a partial refund.
      • After March 13, 2020 no exams may be ordered and no refunds will be given
    Need more information?  See MyAP Account Basics or AP Exam Ordering 101.



    West High offers 23 AP courses across seven different curricular areas.  Students normally take AP exams during the first two full weeks in May.

    2020 AP Exam Schedule





    Testing Room

    Monday, May 4th 8:00 AM US Government & Politics TBD
      12:00 PM Physics C TBD
    Tuesday, May 5th 8:00 AM Calculus AB TBD
      8:00 AM Calculus BC TBD
      8:00 AM Spanish Language TBD
    Wednesday, May 6th 8:00 AM English Literature TBD
      12:00 PM European History TBD
    Thursday, May 7th 8:00 AM Chemistry TBD
      12:00 PM Spanish Literature and Culture TBD
    Friday, May 8th 8:00 AM US History TBD
      8:00 AM Studio Art Art Room
      12:00 PM Computer Science A TBD
    Monday, May 11th 8:00 AM Biology TBD
    Tuesday, May 12th 8:00 AM Seminar TBD
      8:00 AM  Spanish Language and Culture TBD
      12:00 PM Human Geography TBD
    Wednesday, May 13th 12:00 PM Microeconomics TBD
      12:00 PM Music Theory TBD
    Thursday, May 14th 12:00 PM Macroeconomics TBD
    Friday, May 15th 8:00 AM Computer Science Principles TBD
      8:00 AM French Language and Culture TBD
      12:00 PM Statistics TBD



    ACT is a college admissions test, measuring what you can learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.  Find everything that you need to know about registration, test prep and what your scores mean here.




    The SAT is a college admissions test has been redesigned to focus on the skills and knowledge that will help today's students meet the needs of the works where people can solve problems, communicate clearly, and understand complex relationships.  The tests are designed to:

    • Measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research.
    • Have a stronger connection to classroom learning.
    • Inspire productive practice. 


    ACT vs. SAT is a link to an informative article explaining the difference between these two very popular college entrance exams.


    PSAT assessment is an optional practice SAT exam that the College Board offers for 10th and 11th grade students.  Interested West High students may choose to take this exam around the middle October.  Student scores on the PSAT can qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Normally exam registration is due in late September in the Guidance Office.
    College Board

    Iowa Testing Program

    Iowa Assessments were replaced by the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

    For many years students in our district, as well as districts across the state, students have been assessed on an annual basis with the Iowa Assessments. The Iowa City Community School District has traditionally elected to administer these assessments in October. 

    In the spring of 2018 the Iowa legislature determined that all students in Iowa would be assessed using a new test called the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) . These new assessments are developed by Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa delivered and supported by Iowa-based Pearson, for the state of Iowa. The assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core standards and provide a clear and accurate assessment of student learning outcomes. Student growth, proficiency and readiness indicators will be reported.

    The new assessments are required to be administered in April and will be available in online and paper formats. The grade levels, tests, and recommended administration times are provided below:

    Tests Grade Levels Recommended
    Administration Time
    Reading 3-11 60
    Language Arts and Writing 3-11 120
    Math 3-11 60
    Science 5, 8, 10 60

    In 2019 Elementary students in ICCSD took these assessments during the week of April 6-10; and secondary students were assessed on April 14-15 , using the online format. 

    If you have any questions about these assessments, please contact the district curriculum office.