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Testing Information


SAT-college admission test. The SAT tests the reading, writing and math skills that you learn in school. Typically done in the Spring of junior year and, if needed, students retest in the Fall of senior year. All IHS juniors will be able to take the SAT with essay free of charge during the school day on Wednesday, March 4th. ​


  • ACT-college admission test. The ACT consists of five sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing (writing is optional but required by the UC system). Typically done in the Spring of junior year and, if needed, students retest in the Fall of senior year.  


PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs (junior year) and gain access to college and career planning tools.   East Side Union High School District provides a free opportunity for every sophomore to take the exam. All IHS 9th graders also take the PSAT 8/9 for free as well. 

  • Resource:  Personalized SAT practice on Khan Academy using your specific PSAT results


SBAC-The Summative Assessments are comprehensive assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task.  The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and are completed in the 11th grade.

  • EAP-Students' performance on the SBAC is one factor used to determine whether or not they are considered "college ready" and can exempt them from taking additional college courses or summer programs, depending on their results.


  • AP is an exam at the completion of an AP course.   Each university has a different AP policy in terms of whether or not you will receive college credit for a particular exam and the score needed to receive credit.  
Testing Schedules

Can be found in the Bell Schedule section of our website.