Tests and Assessments

  • AP Exam Registration 

    AP Exam ordering is now complete for May of 2019. 

    Want to cancel an AP Exam order?

    February 28th, 2019 is the preferred final date to cancel an AP exam order to still receive a $40 refund (per exam).   Students have until the day before the scheduled test date to cancel their exam and still receive the same partial refund.
     
    Still need to order an AP Exam?

    February 28th, 2019 is the last day to order an AP exam with a $40 late order fee. Each exam will cost $134 ($94 exam fee + $40 late order fee). After this date, AP exams cannot be ordered unless the extenuating circumstance is approved by CollegeBoard.

    AP:  
    West High offers 22 AP courses across seven different curricular areas.  Students normally take AP exams during the first two full weeks in May.

    2019 AP Exam Schedule

     

    Date

    Time

    Subject

    Testing Room

    Monday, May 6th 8:00 AM US Government & Politics TBD
    Tuesday, May 7th 8:00 AM Seminar TBD
      8:00 AM Spanish Lang & Culture TBD
    Wednesday, May 8th 8:00 AM English Lit. and Comp. TBD
      12:00 PM European History TBD
      12:00 PM French Language and Culture TBD
    Thursday, May 9th 8:00 AM Chemistry TBD
      8:00 AM Spanish Literature and Culture TBD
      12:00 PM German Language and Culture TBD
      12:00 PM Psychology TBD
    Friday, May 10th 8:00 AM US History TBD
      8:00 AM Computer Science Principles TBD
      8:00 AM Studio Art TBD
    Monday, May 13th 8:00 AM Biology TBD
      12:00 PM Physics C: Mechanics tbD
    Tuesday, May 14th 8:00 AM Calculus AB TBD
      8:00 AM  Calculus BC TBD
      12:00 PM Human Geography TBD
    Wednesday, May 15th 12:00 PM Macroeconomics TBD
    Thursday, May 16th 12:00 PM Statistics TBD
    Friday, May 17th 8:00 AM Microeconomics TBD
      8:00 AM Music Theory TBD
      12:00 PM Computer Science A TBD



    AP


    ACT

    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.

    ACT

     


    SAT

    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. 

    SAT


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


    PSAT

    PSAT assessment is an optional practice SAT exam that the College Board generates for 10th and 11th grade students.  Interested West High students may choose to take this exam on the second Wednesday in October.  Student scores on the PSAT can qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Cost of the test in 2018 was $17 and typically exam registration is due in late September in the Guidance Office.
    College Board


    ****New for the 2018-2019 school year****
    Iowa Testing Program

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

    For many years students in our district, as well as districts across the state, 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. 

    Last spring 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 between in April of 2019 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
    (Minutes)
    Reading 3-11 60
    Language Arts and Writing 3-11 120
    Math 3-11 60
    Science 5, 8, 10 60


    Elementary students in ICCSD will take these assessments during the week of April 8-12; and secondary students will take these assessments on April 16-17 , using the online format. During this first year of administration, it is anticipated that results may not be available until late
    summer or early fall of 2019. 

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