Testing Information


  • 2015-2016

    End of Course Exams

    REQUIRED BY STATE OF TENNESSEE 

    Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, English I, English II, English III, U.S. History, Biology I, Chemistry I

    Applicable Federal/State Law

    Administered in accordance with T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability.

    Purpose & Use

    This test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

    Results to Parents & Students

    Quick Score reports, which provide teachers and parents with a snapshot of their student’s performance, are provided to districts by end of school year. These are used to help calculate final grades for report cards.

    Districts receive individual performance reports which summarize student performance in more details in midwinter for tests given in the fall. Districts will receive these reports in early summer for tests given in the spring, and districts will receive results again in early fall for tests given over the summer. Detailed results are shared with students at the beginning of the following term.

     
    Dates Projected: Friday, May 13, 2016 and May 16-18, 2016. Thursday May 19, 2016 will be considered a Test Makeup Day.
     

    ACT PLAN

    REQUIRED BY STATE OF TENNESSEE

    Applicable Federal/State Law

    Administered in accordance with T.C.A §49-6-6001(b).

    Purpose & Use

    Only 10th graders will take this test. This assessment is designed to gauge individual college readiness. 

    Length of Assessment

    English: 30 minutes
    Mathematics: 40 minutes
    Reading: 20 minutes
    Science: 25 minutes

    Results to Parents & Students

    Student level reports are provided to students approximately three to eight weeks after the administration of the assessment by ACT.

    Date Projected: September 16, 2015.

     

    ACT/SAT

    REQUIRED BY STATE OF TENNESSEE

     

    Applicable Federal/State Law

    Administered in accordance with T.C.A §49-6-6001(b).

     

    Purpose & Use

    These exams are used to measure college readiness and HOPE scholarship eligibility for 11th graders.

    All Tennessee students receive one free voucher for either ACT or SAT; requests for vouchers should be at the student’s school.

     

    Administration Window

    Statewide ACT Assessment: April 19, 2016.

    PSAT at West: October 14, 2015 (during school hours)


    Students may also take the ACT Weekday Test. These test dates are listed at ACT Registration | Test Dates in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Canada.

    Students may also take the SAT on the dates listed at US SAT Registration.

    Participation in the statewide administration counts as using a voucher.

     

    Length of Assessment

    ACT:

    English: 45 minutes
    Math: 60 minutes
    Reading: 35 minutes
    Science: 35 minutes

    Writing: 30 minutes

     
     

     

    SAT:

    25-minute essay
    Six 25-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
    Two 20-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)

    10-minute multiple choice writing section

     
     
    SAT National Test/Registration Dates
     
     
     
    Results to Parents & Students

    For ACT, student level reports are provided to student approximately three to eight weeks after the administration of the assessment by ACT.

    You may find information about the delivery of student level scores at SAT Scores