The tests in the redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments—the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9—make it easier to help students navigate a path from high school through college and career.
The SAT Suite of Assessments is an integrated system made up of these tests:
PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
The tests measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, so it’s easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress.
The Keystone Exams
are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, and Civics and Government. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, Keystone Exams in the following subjects were developed by the Department and made available for use by school districts, AVTSs and charter schools, including cyber charter schools:
The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s statewide high school graduation requirements. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.
WHAT IS THE ASVAB?
If you’re serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.
Start now by taking a practice ASVAB test. These tests will give you an idea of how you’ll score, and identify areas that need improvement. Then use military.com suggested resources and ASVAB study guides to learn how to prepare for the ASVAB test.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE ASVAB TEST?
Your scores in four critical areas — Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge (see below) — count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you’re qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.
Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve your chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus you want.
Scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration. Don’t skimp on preparing for this test. It’s your future. Get the most out of it.