Tippecanoe School Corporation

Testing Information

A lot of testing can be done during the high school years. Please click on the type of testing to learn more information.

ECA (End of Course Assessment)

Graduation Requirements for Grades 10-11

  • Indiana students will take exams at the end of Algebra I and English 10 which they are required to pass in order to graduate.
  • Those who do not pass these exams will be given opportunities to retake them until they pass or have the option to be considered for a waiver (discuss this with your counselor).

ISTEP+ 10

Graduation Requirements for Grade 9 (and incoming 8th graders)

from IDOE: The Purpose of ISTEP+ Assessments in Grades 3-8 and 10 The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. The ISTEP+ assessment is criterion-referenced and is designed to measure students’ mastery of the standards. Student performance on ISTEP+ is part of school accountability.

Accuplacer (Diagnostic)

  • A new piece of Legislation (initially HEA 1005; now IC 20-32-9/PL 268-2013) requires juniors to take the Accuplacer Diagnostic Assessment if they do not meet certain criteria.Who will take the assessment:
    • Juniors who take the PSAT as either a Sophomore (and score below a 42 on either Critical Reading or Math) or Junior (and score below a 46 on either Critical Reading or Math).
    • Juniors that did not take the PSAT or those that did not pass either of the ECA exams (in either one of the areas, or both).
  • This assessment will give us data we can then use to see if students are college ready. If they are not, it will tell us which areas they need to work on, or receive remediation in, during the next school year. The 2013-2014 school year was a pilot year, in which all Juniors fall into this assessment unless they receive qualifying scores in a few other areas (SAT, ACT or Accuplacer Placement (used for Ivy Tech classes)).
  • There is a FREE Study App students can use, purchased by the State of Indiana Department of Education. CLICK HERE for the login information from the state.
  • Web address is accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login (click on address to go to website).

PSAT

  • This is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. It can be taken in fall of both sophomore and junior years.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • Reading
  • Writing and Language
  • Math

ACT & SAT

2017-2018 Testing Dates

  • To register for SAT visit www.sat.collegeboard.org
    • The SAT will have a new format starting March 2016. Click here to learn more.
  • To register for ACT visit www.actstudent.org
  • These standardized tests provide college readiness information and are used in the college admissions process.
    • Most universities will accept both scores. We recommend students take both exams at least once.
    • These exams are usually taken during spring of junior year and fall of senior year.
    • The ACT is comprised of an English, Reading, Math, Science and an optional Writing component.
    • The SAT is made up of an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math and an optional Essay component.
  • Waivers for the registration fees are available for students who qualify based on household income. Please contact Mrs. Smith at jsmith@tsc.k12.in.us.

Advanced Placement

These exams are taken at the end of the year of taking an AP course.

Scores on these exams can be used to grant college credit at many universities, check with the specific college or university for more details.

Test Prep

Students should not plan to go into these tests blindly. It is highly recommended to do at least some form of test prep prior to taking the exam.

SAT Practice

ACT Practice

Practice test booklets are also available in the Student Services office.

Infotrac (Use your Infotrac password or ask for the password in the Student Services Office)

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