College & Career Readiness Testing
CCR Day of Testing
On Wednesday, October 16th, CISD students in grades 8-12 will engage in a day of College & Career Testing, designed to measure student's levels of college readiness & career aptitude. All tests, with the exception of the SAT School Day, are offered free of cost to CISD students.
PSAT Suite of Assessments
8th & 9th-grade students will engage in the PSAT 8/9, an assessment designed to measure college readiness through a series of reading, writing & mathematical benchmarks. The PSAT 8/9 is designed to measure the same skills as the PSAT/NMSQT & the SAT.
10th & 11th-grade students will engage in the PSAT/NMSQT. The PSAT/NMSQT also measures college readiness benchmarks like the PSAT 8/9, but the PSAT/NMSQT is different because it is also a scholarship qualifying test. During a student's third year of high school, they are eligible to compete in the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test simply by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students who qualify as National Merit semi-finalist & finalist often receive significant scholarship opportunities to their first-choice colleges & universities.
For more information about the PSAT 8/9 & the PSAT/NMSQT, please visit the links below:
SAT School Day
Students are choosing to take the SAT School Day to sign up directly in the counseling office. Students who choose to engage in the SAT School Day will incur the cost of the test; $64.50. If a student is free or reduced lunch, they may test for $15.00. The SAT School Day is limited to 50 participants & spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may not reserve a test without payment.
For more information about the SAT, please visit the link below:
The ASVAB is a vocational aptitude battery, meaning that it will measure a student's level of interest & ability in different career fields. Though this assessment is used by the Department of Defense to determine military job placement, it is not exclusively used by the military, nor does it qualify or enlist someone into military service.
For more information about the ASVAB, please visit the link below: