Testing

Testing at Fairmont High School

 

 
 

 

 
Fairmont High School seeks to prepare students for a
competitive global market after high school. In order
to prepare them for this, we administer the following
assessments to provide students with information on
their college-readiness and post-secondary preparedness.
 
         
OGT
The Ohio Graduation Test is a test which every student must passin order to graduate in the state of Ohio. The areas tested include reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Every 10th grade student will be tested in March and our staff is working diligently to prepare students for these important exams.
                  
                   --- For more information, please visit:
·        OGT Website 
·        OGT Practice Tests
 
PLAN
This test assists allows students to assess their preparation for the ACT. Given to 10th grade students, each will receive a report from ACT providing them with a detailed summary of areas of strength/weakness and strategies on how to improve. A great way to begin assessing college-readiness!
 
          --- For more information, please visit:
·        PLAN Website
 
ACT
The ACT is a national college admissions test that is accepted by all 4-year colleges throughout the nation as a criterion for admission. The ACT tests mathematics, English, reading, and science and comes in two forms: Plus Writing (where students write an additional essay) or No Writing. Check with your colleges of choice to see which form they want applicants to take.
                   --- For more information, please visit:
·        ACT Test Dates
·        Important Information
·        ACT Webpage (includes practice questions and tests)
·        ACT Online Registration
·        ACT Test Taking Tips
 
PSAT
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a standardized test which provides students with a detailed report of the skills they know and of those they need to improve on before taking the SAT their Junior/Senior year. It is also how a Junior would qualify to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Honors Freshman, advanced Sophomores, and all Juniors are encouraged to take this test, but only Juniors are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship competition.
          --- For more information, please visit:
·        PSAT Website
·        Guide to Understanding Your Score Report (PowerPoint)
 
SAT
The SAT is a national college admissions test that is accepted by 4-year colleges throughout the nation as a criterion for admission. The SAT tests mathematics, reading, and writing and is designed to assess a student’s logical reasoning skills. Many students find they excel at either the SAT or the ACT, so taking both is often a popular option to see where he/she excels. Check with your colleges of choice to see they have a preference.
                   --- For more information, please visit:
·        SAT Test Dates
·        Important Information
·        SAT Webpage (includes practice questions and tests)
·        SAT Online Registration
·        SAT Practice
 
ACT QualityCore
ACT QualityCore is an end-of-course assessment offered in nine courses in three content areas, including English (English I, English II, and English III), Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre- Calculus), and Science (Biology and Chemistry). Based on ACT standards, this assessment provides a snapshot of whether students are “college-ready” in relation to those course standards. In addition, the students’ assessment results allow the Fairmont staff to continue to accurately align curriculum to provide students with a rigorous academic experience that will ensure they are college ready when they graduate from Fairmont. The ACT QualityCore Assessments will be administered in May.
              
 
  
Advanced Placement Exams
Advanced Placement courses not only allow students to experience a more challenging curriculum, but they also allow for the opportunity to take Advanced Placement exams. High scores on these exams often allow for waived classes or free credits at many 4-year colleges. Check with your college(s) of choice to see what credit they may offer. Advanced Placement exams are given in May.
                  
                   --- For more information, please visit:
·        AP Website  
 
 
International Baccalaureate Exams
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 892,000 IB students at 3,110 schools in 140 countries. IB Graduates are prepared for the 21st century global market and encouraged to have a global mindset about the world. Check with your college(s) of choice to see what credit they offer for IB. These exams will occur in April-May.
         
          --- For more information, please visit:
·        IB Website