Testing Schedule

Ferndale Area High School will conduct various tests to determine abilities, interests, and educational needs. The results of these tests provide a continuing record of each child’s academic progress. The tests are also an invaluable aid to teachers and counselors in diagnosing individual strengths and weaknesses in order to provide more effective individualized instruction. During the school year, the following tests may be administered to your child as part of this program:

Name of Test Grade Objective
Career Exploration Survey (Bridges) 8, 9 Career Awareness
*PSSA ELA & Math 7, 8 Student Achievement
*PSSA Science 8 Student Achievement
Keystone Exam    
    Algebra I 9 Student Achievement
    Biology 10 Student Achievement
    Literature 10 Student Achievement
Local Math, Reading, and Writing 12 Achievement and Skills Assessment
CDT 9-11 OIC
Midterms/Finals 7-12 Measures student mastery of course Specific content
Hearing Screening 11 Assesses existence of hearing
Vision Screening 7-12 Assesses existence of vision
The Following are Voluntary:
PSAT/NMSQT 10, 11, 12 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/NMerit Qualifying Test
AP Exams Varies Culminating Assessment of AP Exam Courses
ACT/SAT 11, 12 College Admissions Test
College Boards 11, 12 College Admissions Test
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) 11, 12 Vocational Aptitude Test