ACT/PSAT/SAT

  • ACT

    GPISD currently pays for all 11th grade students to take the ACT School Day Assessment in early October.  The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.  The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning.  Seniors are welcome to register and pay to take the assessment during the school day (there are no vouchers accepted for school day).  Seniors wanting to take the assessment must register and pay for their assessment no later than the last school day in August.

    Additional opportunities to take the ACT are to register and take the assessment on a Saturday at a local site.  Currently, Grand Prairie High School is a test site.  Vouchers are available for students on free and reduced lunch.

    PSAT 8/9 and NMSQT

    GPISD currently pays for the PSAT 8 assessment to be given to all 8th grade students in mid to late October.  GPISD 9th grade students that are served by AVID are also offered an opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9.  The PSAT 8/9 is the first exam in the College Board's "SAT Suite of Assessments" and is offered to eighth and ninth graders. The purpose of the PSAT 8/9 is to establish a starting point in terms of college and career readiness as students transition to high school.

    NMSQT

    GPISD currently pays for all 10th grade students to take the NMSQT in mid to late October.  The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized assessment closely connected to the SAT and cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Juniors are welcome to register and pay to take the assessment during the school day (there are no vouchers accepted for school day).  Juniors wanting to take the assessment must register and pay for their assessment no later than the last school day in August.

    SAT

    GPISD currently pays for all 11th grade students to take the SAT School Day Assessment in March.  The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge.  Seniors are welcome to register and pay to take the assessment during the school day (there are no vouchers accepted for school day).  Seniors wanting to take the assessment must register and pay for their assessment no later than the last school day in December.

    Additional opportunities to take the SAT are to register and take the assessment on a Saturday at a local site. Currently, Grand Prairie High School is a test site. Vouchers are available for students on free and reduced lunch.

    For more information, please contact your child’s campus Testing Coordinator.

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