Assessment & Standardized Testing

    • Students in grades 2-8 take the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP).  This assessment measures grade level academic achievement and academic growth.  This assessment is used to evaluate the effectiveness of school programs and instruction and to identify areas students may need additional help to master.

    • Students in 9th and 10th grade take the Pre-ACT. The PreACT score provides a prediction of student scores on the ACT. A student's performance on the PreACT lays the groundwork for developing a plan for reaching student goals for ACT scores.

    • Students in 11th grade take the ACT. The state of Alabama pays for one administration of this college entrance examination (taken in the spring of the 11th-grade year) so all students have an opportunity to consider all available post-high school options. Students who earn the college-ready benchmark score on any of the subject tests are considered "college ready" in that area.

    • Students in 12th grade take the ACT WorkKeys. This assessment measures key skills employers want their workers to have. Students who score at the silver level or above on the WorkKeys are considered "career ready" by the state of Alabama.