Preparing students for success!
State and National Testing are opportunities for students to earn national recognition, college admission, and in some cases help students earn college credit and scholarships. These tests also provide feedback to our school district and are used to assess and adjust our educational practices and approach. At Holland High, there is a fall state testing date and two spring testing dates. Traditionally, the Spring SAT Test given to Juniors is the most important one. Navigate below to learn more.
In order to prepare for these important tests, students are encouraged to use Khan Academy. It is linked to the test and can show students strengths and weaknesses and improve scores!
We are confident that you will do your best on any test!
American College Test (ACT)
The American College Test (ACT) is a college readiness test used by colleges. The ACT contains four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—and an optional writing test. These tests are designed to measure skills that are most important for success in postsecondary education and that are acquired in secondary education. Students must sign up to take this test and there is a small fee.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school. Taking AP courses in high school could give you an advantage in college by letting you:
- Earn College Credit - Your AP score could earn you college credits before you even set foot on campus.
- Earn Advanced Placement - Your AP score can let you skip introductory courses in college.
- Save Money and Time - Earning credit or placement can open up time on your schedule or even let you graduate early.
- Stand Out to Colleges - AP classes on your high school transcript shows colleges you’ve tackled college-level work.
Suite of Assessments (SAT)
The SAT Suite of Assessments is an integrated system made up of these tests:
- PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
- PSAT 8/9
The tests measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, so it's easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress.
Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The SAT also features an optional essay component, which some colleges will require. Questions throughout the assessments focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research.
Holland High School offers the SAT to all 11th graders through the school each spring.