END OF COURSE TESTS
The North Carolina End-of-Course Tests are used to sample a student’s knowledge of subject-related concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area. Currently, students enrolled in the following courses are required to take the North Carolina EOC tests: Algebra I, Biology, and English II.
EOC's are administered at the end of the Fall and Spring semester.
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
The ACT and/or SAT are the two exams required by many institutions as a basis for admission. The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. It measures the areas of Math, English, Reading and Science. The SAT Reasoning Test is a general admissions test. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. Both the ACT and SAT now have sections that test your writing skills. SAT Subject Tests, test one content area in depth. The bulletins published by the colleges themselves will be your best guide for testing and other admission requirements. Feel free to consult with your counselor prior to registering for any standardized test to make sure it is the appropriate test.
SAT SUBJECT TESTS
A battery of one-hour, mostly multiple-choice tests that measure how much students know about a particular academic subject and how well they can apply that knowledge.
A program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. For many students, the PSAT/NMSQT is the first official step on the road to college. It assesses the skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses, as well as through those experiences outside the classroom.
Students should take the PSAT/NMSQT to:
- Help assess academic skills necessary for college-level work.
- Prepare for the SAT.
- Enter Competitions for National Scholarships.
- Receive information from colleges.
- Begin college and career planning.
The PSAT is administered in October of each year.
The Pre ACTis the precursor to the ACT and is administered to all sophomores in October of each year so that they can prepare for the ACT.
Advanced Placement Program (AP)
A collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has allowed millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school
CLEP (COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM)
A widely accepted credit by examination program that helps students earn credit for what they already know, regardless of how that knowledge was required. By receiving a satisfactory score, students can earn from 3-12 college credits toward a college degree depending on the exam subject and the policy of college/university.