Testing Information and Resources

  • Advanced Placement (AP)

    Advanced Placement examinations are exams offered by the College Board and are taken each May by students. The tests are the culmination of year-long Advanced Placement courses. AP exams are in the spring. Once we have the schedule for Spring 2022 exam dates we will update this website. 


    The PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test that we administer to 10th and 11th grade students. Considered to be a "preliminary SAT," the PSAT test gives students a sense of the format, question types, content, and time limits that they will encounter on the SAT. Additionally, the PSAT test serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT testing date for 2021 will be on October 13th in the morning. We will be testing 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. More information to follow. 


    The SAT is a standardized test that measures a student's skills in three core areas: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. Students in grade 11 take the SAT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process. The SAT date for for Spring 2022 is April 13th. 


    The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization of the same name. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test. 


    The Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Comprehensive Assessment System consists of a Digital Library for Formative Assessment which provides resources for teachers to use to help improve student learning; Interim Assessments which are optional tests given during the school year to help monitor student progress; and the year-end Summative Assessment.


    For more information please contact Holly Rubenstein hrubenstein@blaineschools.org or 208-578-5020 ext. 2266