High School Test Information
ACT NCR TESTING INFORMATION
Volusia County Schools is offering the ACT NCR to grade 11 and 12 students. The test will take place during the testing window of March 7-9, 2023. VOL students will be testing at their zoned school and registration is required. Registration closes Wednesday, January 26th at 3:00 pm.
What is the ACT NCR*? – This non-college reportable testing opportunity is offered to seniors in the fall and seniors/juniors in the spring. The purpose is to earn a concordant score that will fulfill a mathematics and/or reading graduation requirement towards a high school diploma. Because this is a non-reportable exam, parents must sign an acknowledgment before the student can take the test.
The test is free of cost for students that are in grade 12 or repeating grade 11. Students that are in grade 11 for the first time this year must pay $37 to take the exam. Payment shall be made directly to the zoned school by Thursday, January 26th at 3:00 pm. Please contact your zoned school for payment options
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Volusia County Schools is offering the PERT to eligible Dual Enrollment Students. The test will take place during the testing window of April 17-21, 2023. VOL students will be testing at their zoned school and registration is required. Registration closes Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 11:59 pm.
What is the PERT*? – The PERT is a computer-based placement test designed to identify necessary competencies for success in entry-level college courses, includes mathematics, reading and writing. PERT scores are one of the requirements for participation in the Dual Enrollment Program.
Please contact Ida Sierra, VOL Testing coordinator if you have any questions. Click Here to Email
Volusia County Schools will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to 10th and 11th grade students on October 12, 2022. This test is used as a counseling and diagnostic tool which can also be used to get students to start thinking about advanced coursework and college/career planning. While this test is optional for students, there are many benefits for students that take it, some of which are the following:
· The PSAT/NMSQT test is an indicator of performance on the SAT.
· The PSAT/NMSQT includes reading, mathematics, and writing and language components that focus on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college and career readiness and success; it is also used as a diagnostic tool to measure and follow student performance and pinpoint areas for development.
· Results can help identify each student’s potential for academic success at the postsecondary level.
· Test results will provide high school guidance counselors with information to help identify students who may be ready to enroll and be successful in Advanced Placement and other college preparatory courses, or identify students who may need additional instruction to do so.
· Test results can open up discussion about future education plans that may not have been considered otherwise.
Calculator Policy and tips for PSAT/NMSQT:
· Students are strongly encouraged to bring a calculator to the PSAT/NMSQT on test day, whether or not they plan to use it.
- Take a calculator you are comfortable using.
- You do not need to buy a new calculator.
- Don't try to use the calculator on every question, it is not needed.
- Decide how to solve each problem before deciding to use the calculator.
- Practice sample questions using the calculator.
- Four-function calculator
- Scientific calculator
- Graphing calculator
Calculators Not Permitted
· Pocket organizer
· Hand-held or laptop computer
· Electronic writing pad, tablet, or pen input device
· Calculator with a QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypad
· Calculator with paper tape
· Calculator that makes noises or "talks"
· Calculator with a power cord or that requires an outlet
You may visit the College Readiness website for more information, including practice tests and sample questions. Click Here
Registration closes October 3 at 11:59 pm. Click Here to Register
9th grade students are eligible to take the Preliminary SAT 8/9 (PSAT 8/9), this test will take place at your zoned school on October 12, 2022. The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT. To help us expedite the process we are requiring VOL students register. Registration closes October 3 at 11:59 pm. Please remember, parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the student’s zoned school.
Volusia County Schools is offering the SAT to Grade 11 and 12 students at no cost. The test will take place on November 1, 2022. VOL students will be testing at their zoned school and registration is required. Registration closes September 22 at 11:59 pm.
What is the SAT*? – The SAT, also known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, is the assessment that many colleges and universities use for admission purposes. The test scores are also concordant with Grade 10 FSA-ELA and ALG. 1 EOC high school graduation requirements.
For detailed information about the test please refer to the email sent to your VCS2go.net account or CLICK HERE FOR PARENT LETTER