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Testing

In order to help assist families with their child's education we also offer testing services for students.

PSAT & RESIDUAL ACT

The PSAT is the preliminary SAT. The PSAT is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholar, but the student must be in Eleventh Grade to qualify for the test. Students in Ninth & Tenth Grade may choose to take it for practice, but they are not part of the NMSQT (National Merit) program until they are juniors.

Students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grade are being offered residual ACT tests to take as practice.

Every college in the country accepts either SAT or ACT as required testing for admission. We suggest students take both the PSAT and the residual ACT to determine on which test they perform better; so they may focus their energy on preparing for either the SAT or ACT.


ITBS/Cogat

The ITBS/CogAT tests are offered to students in 6th - 8th grades.

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) provides valid and reliable data needed for objective measurement of student achievement. Parents receive data to evaluate progress toward meeting consistent grade level expectations across the nation.

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test used to measure cognitive development among children. The cognitive ability test is another name for aptitude or intelligence tests.

The CogAT scores can also be used in conjunction with the ITBS achievement scores in order to determine if a student is achieving on, below or above their ability level.

The ITBS will be offered on Tuesday, April 25 and the CogAT will be offered on Friday, April 21. For information regarding registration, please contact PCAplus at pcaplus@prestonwoodchristian.org.