GRHS Counseling – Testing

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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.org

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.org


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.


TSIA2/ TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE ASSESSMENT VERSION 2

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 TSIA2 assessment.

Glen Rose High School offers the TSIA2 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.

Additional resources and study material found at tsia2.accuplacer.org under Student Portal and tsia2.pearsonperspective.com

Pre-Assessment Activities (the following must be completed before test day)

  •  Hill College Pre-Assessment Activity. Any information specific to Hill College (cost, next steps, etc.) will not apply when taking the test at GRHS.
  • Hill College Practice Questions. Do not submit the information at the bottom.
  • Print and sign  Certification of Completion and bring it with you on the day of the test.
  • Read TSI Procedures at Glen Rose High School
  • Copies of the Pre-Assessment, Practice Questions, Certification of Completion, and TSIA2 Procedures can be found in the college room.

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 TSIA2 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