Although we are very aware of the pros and cons of standardized testing, our students will graduate into a world where, regardless of occupation, they will be required to demonstrate their knowledge - especially if they want to advance their career. Therefore, whether it is a unit quiz or the SAT, North Pointe has created a culture where students are inspired to approach each test with confidence and a desire to demonstrate what they know.
The PSAT/NMSQT (10th-11th) and PSAT8/9 (7th-9th) tests will be administered to North Pointe students on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. These tests, which include critical reading, math problem-solving, and writing skills, are an important first step in the college admissions process. They provide students valuable feedback regarding critical academic skills and prepares for the SAT. These tests are taken on campus and, although these tests are expensive, North Pointe provides them to all students for free.
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets students show colleges what they know and how well they can apply that knowledge. It tests knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day at the Prep. Most students take the SAT during their Junior or Senior year of High School, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions. Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High School grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of academic success in college. Most students take the SAT during their Junior or Senior year in High School. At least half of all students take the SAT twice - in the Spring of their Junior year and in the Fall of their Senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time around. The SAT is taken off campus at a testing facility and each student pays for the test. Link to Testing Dates and Locations
AzMerit, the State's assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics, will be administered to students grades 7-12 at their grade level in March-April of 2018. Students taking high school level English Language Arts and Mathematics will take AzMerit End-of-Course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects near the end of the course. This test are taken on campus and are provided by the state.
AIMS Science will be adminstered to students in grades 7-10 in March-April of 2018. This test are taken on campus and are provided by the state.
Advanced Placement (AP) Testing
Taking an AP course builds the skills you'll need throughout your college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed. By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach. These tests are taken on campus and, although these tests are expensive, North Pointe provides them to all students for free.
Monday, May 6, 2019 - United States Government and Politics - 8am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Spanish Language and Culture - 8am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Physics 1: Algebra-Based, 12pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - English Literature and Composition - 8am
Friday. May 10, 2019 - United States History - 8am
Monday, May 13, 2019 - Biology - 8am
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Calculus AB - 8am
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Human Geography - 12pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - English Language and Composition - 8am
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - World History - 8am