The SAT is a test offered by the College Board that is used in most colleges' admissions process. Any student may take the SAT. We suggest taking it in the spring of your junior year. This leaves you time to retake the test later if you would like to improve your score. The SAT is offered seven times each year. For more information about the SAT, click here.
The ACT is another test of college readiness. It is offered by ACT, Inc. Many colleges also accept ACT scores as a part of their admissions process. Any student may take the ACT. We suggest taking it in the spring of your junior year. You may take both the SAT and the ACT, though many students choose to take one or the other. The ACT is offered six times each year. For more information about the ACT, click here.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a test offered by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The PSAT gives students practice for the SAT, and it allows juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition. All sophomores at South Putnam take the PSAT free of charge, and juniors may take the test for additional SAT practice and to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition. The test is given at South Putnam in October of each year. For more information about the PSAT/NMSQT, click here.
WorkKeys is a series of tests offered by ACT, Inc. designed to assess students' levels of workplace readiness. At South Putnam, we offer WorkKeys testing to graduating seniors seeking to earn a technical honors diploma. Students must achieve qualifying scores in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information in order to qualify for the technical honors diploma. For more information about WorkKeys, click here.
An End of Course Assessment (ECA) is a test to measure student achievement in the subject areas of math, language arts, and science. Students take ECAs at the completion of English 10, Algebra I, and Biology. Students must pass the English 10 and Algebra I ECAs in order to graduate from South Putnam High School. For more information about ECAs, click here.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered through the College Board and prepare students for the rigorous coursework of college. AP courses also improve students' chances of being accepted to colleges and may save students and families money in college costs. AP courses are the most difficult we offer, and students that score a 3 or higher (out of 5) on AP exams may receive college credit and/or advanced placement in college classes. For more information about AP classes and exams, click here.
The ISTEP+ is a test given by the state of Indiana that measures student achievement in English/language arts, math, science, and social studies. The ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. For more information about the ISTEP+, click here.