Student Assessments

Student Assessments

All Sayreville students must take the NJ High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). The HSPA assesses a student’s ability in Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics. Students must pass this test in order to receive a high school diploma. The HSPA is administered to all 11th graders each spring.

The College Board National Testing Program includes the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT I and SAT II). Students taking the SAT I and SAT II must make application with ETS and pay a testing fee. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and via the Internet. PSAT/NMSQT fees and registration are processed by the high school. Their web address is CollegeBoard.com.

The SAT II (subject tests), which some colleges require for admission or placement purposes, is a one-hour, multiple-choice test in a specific subject. Unlike the SAT I, which measures more general abilities, the SAT II measures the student’s knowledge of a particular subject. Because of this, you should try to take an SAT II as soon as possible after you complete your last course in that subject. You cannot take both the SAT II and the SAT I on the same test date.

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