DeLaSalle administers several standardized tests as part of its college planning program. Part of the emphasis in administering these tests is to prepare and expose students to standardized tests similar to the college entrance exams students will take as part of the college application process.

Test Day for all students in grades 9, 10, and 11 is Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Grade 12 students are excused from school on this day and are strongly encouraged to use the day for college visits.

The results of the above tests are returned to DeLaSalle in January 2018. School counselors will distribute and interpret the test results to students during a school class period. Parents and guardians are invited to a test interpretation meeting in early February 2016.

Standardized Tests

Iowa Test of Educational Development

The main purpose for using a standardized achievement battery is to gather information that can be used to improve instruction and develop student skills in the essentials of correct and effective writing, solving quantitative problems, interpreting a wide variety of reading materials (both literary and informational), critically analyzing discussions of social issues and reports on scientific matters, recognizing sound methods of scientific inquiry, and using sources of information.

DeLaSalle tests in these categories: Vocabulary; Reading Comprehension; Language: Revising Written Materials; Spelling; Mathematics: Concepts and Problem Solving; Computation

On the Web: Iowa Test of Educational Development

PLAN

The PLAN® program helps tenth graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides information needed to address high-priority issues. It is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and post-graduation years.

On the Web: PLAN

PSAT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by CollegeBoard and NMSC. It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

On the Web: PSAT

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Requesting Extended Time Accommodations

Eligible students may request extended time accommodations to complete standardized tests.

Students must have a DeLaSalle accommodation plan on file with DeLaSalle and use extended time in at least one class to be eligible for extended time accommodations.

Students should work with the Learning Specialist office to request accommodations and begin the process well in advance of a particular standardized test.

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