Tippecanoe School Corporation

Testing Information

Natalie Betz

Counselor
iSTEP+, ECA, NWEA

Jennifer Doup Smith

Counselor
PSAT, ACT, SAT

Sarah Schreiber

Counselor
Advanced Placement

ISTEP+ 10

Graduation Requirements for Grade 10-12

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.

    • Retest Window for current 11th and 12th graders: December and February
    • Testing for current 10th graders: February and April/May

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

2018-2019 Testing Dates

  • To register for SAT visit www.sat.collegeboard.org
  • 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

Why take an AP course?

  1. Receiving college credits based on high achievement on AP exams.
  2. Acquiring skills and habits necessary to be successful in college.
  3. More likely to graduate college in four years.
  4. More likely to have higher eligibility for scholarships.
  5. More attractive to college admissions representatives

AP Courses

AP exam information/exam registration

AP Exam Dates for 2018-2019

All exams take place in the morning unless noted otherwise below

May 6- United States Government and Politics

May 7-Physics I (PM)

May 8- English Literature and Composition

May 9- Chemistry

May 10- United States History; Physics II (PM)

May 13 -Biology; Physics C: Mechanics & Physics C Elect & Magnet (PM)

May 14- Calculus AB and BC

May 15- English Language and Composition; Macroeconomics (PM)

May 16- World History; Statistics (PM)

May 17- Microeconomics & Music Theory

AP Scholars from 2017-18 School Year

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.
  • Khan Academy
  • Infotrac (Use your Infotrac password or ask for the password in the Student Services Office)
  • Sylan Learning Center: 765-447-5996