GRHS Counseling – Testing

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Glen Rose High School Test Calendar


ASVAB

Career Exploration Program. All seniors will take this test in October. For more information visit www.asvabprogram.com

Seniors may opt out of the test by returning the opt out form to the office by the first Friday in October.

PSAT

The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT. The PSAT will be offered at the high school in October during school hours. All Glen Rose High School sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to register and take the PSAT. Scores on the PSAT enter 11th grade students into the National Merit Scholarship Competition. For additional information about test date, cost, and study guides visit www.collegeboard.com

Students will register for the PSAT in the high school office in September.

* Special Note: Any Texas high school student (that does not attend Glen Rose High School, but resides in Somervell County) interested in taking the PSAT may contact the Glen Rose High School counseling department by September 15th of each school year.

SAT

The SAT is one of two college entrance exams. These entrance exams are required by the majority of colleges and universities. Score requirements are determined by the individual colleges and universities. It is recommended that every student take this exam starting the second semester of their junior year and before the second semester of their senior year.

Check individual colleges and universities for admission requirements.

For additional information on cost, registration, and testing centers come by the counseling office or visit www.collegeboard.com


ACT

The ACT is one of two college entrance exams. These entrance exams are required by the majority of colleges and universities. Score requirements are determined by the individual colleges and universities. It is recommended that every student take this exam starting the second semester of their junior year and before the second semester of their senior year.

Many colleges are starting to require the writing section for admission. Check individual colleges and universities for admission requirements.

For additional information on cost, registration, and testing centers come by the counseling office or visit www.actstudent.org.


TSI/ TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE

Based on The Texas Education Code statute 51.3062, unless exempt (see exemptions below) the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires that, prior to enrollment into a Texas college or university, each student must be assessed in three skill areas (reading, writing, and mathematics) using the TSI assessment.

Glen Rose High School offers the TSI test several times throughout the school year. For additional information on testing procedures at GRHS, dates, requirements, registration, study guides, visit the high school college room or call 254-898-3808.

Pre-Assessment Activity

 

Nearest testing centers:

Tarleton State University’s Testing Center

  • test by appointment, contact at testing@tarleton.edu or 254-968-9423

Hill College Testing Center in Cleburne

  • test by appointment contact at 817-760-5814

Exemptions

Students can be exempt from TSI testing if they meet one of the following conditions:


AP/ Advanced Placement

All students taking an AP course will be given the opportunity to register and take the  AP exam to receive AP and college credit for that class. For additional information on cost, test dates, requirements visit www.collegeboard.org

The counseling office will collect money for AP exams in February of each school year.

* Special Note: Any Texas high school student (that does not attend Glen Rose High School, but resides in Somervell County) interested in taking AP exams may contact the Glen Rose High School counseling department by February 25 of each school year.

STAAR/EOC

The STAAR/EOC test is a mandatory test for Texas students. At the high school level, passing the English 1, English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and US History EOC is a requirement for graduation. For additional information about the EOC test contact the counselor’s office or visit www.tea.state.tx.us.

TEST PREPARATION