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PSAT™ 8/9 April 12, 2018

The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help educators and students figure out what students need to work on most so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school.  Scores for the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9) are reported on a common vertical scale, allowing educators and students to measure progress.

The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of college and career readiness.  The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 – in a way that makes sense for each grade level.  Personalized practice on Khan Academy gives students the opportunity to upload their test results to receive targeted learning plans that students can use to learn more about and practice the skills they need to improve.  The score reports will give students comprehensive, personalized feedback on test performance, allowing students to see which questions were answered incorrectly and which academic skills they should work to improve.

PSAT™ 10 April 11, 2018

The PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT—in a way that makes sense for your grade level.  It propels students toward college and career readiness. It serves as an entry point to nearly $160 million in scholarship dollars.  Personalized SAT practice is available on Khan Academy based on students’ PSAT 10 answers.  By taking the PSAT 10, students have increased access to additional scholarship providers, online college and career planning tools, and admission and financial information from colleges.  Students can explore and obtain information on a variety of college majors and do career exploration with College Board and Roadtrip Nation.

SAT April 10, 2018

The College Board redesigned the SAT to better reflect what students are learning in class. That means

the questions on the redesigned SAT should be more familiar to students. In addition, the College Board has partnered with Khan Academy®, a leader in online education, to develop free, high-quality, personalized practice resources, which include thousands of approved questions, four official SAT practice tests, and personalized study plans. Learn more at khanacademy.org/sat.


Accuplacer Monthly

ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. For over 30 years, ACCUPLACER has been used successfully to assess student preparedness for introductory credit-bearing college courses. ACCUPLACER delivers immediate and precise results, offering both placement and diagnostic tests, to support intervention and help answer the challenges of accurate placement and remediation.


Starting in 9th grade, all Hinkley students will obtain an “S Number”, their student identification number for access to community college courses and career and technical education courses.  By successfully passing the Accuplacer, students can begin taking dual credit classes (classes that provide high school and college credit) as early as 10th grade.  The Accuplacer can only be taken once a year and is administered at Hinkley High School.


ACCESS January 8 – February 9, 2018

Every year, all students identified as English Language Learners in the state of Colorado take a standardized test to measure proficiency towards the CELP standards.  This test is called the WIDA ACCESS test and is normally administered in the month of January.  After the test is completed, individual student results are provided to the school and student's family.   Results from the test ensure that students receive the language supports needed in order to be successful in all of their classes.


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Want to practice before you take the ACT or SAT tests?  Log on to www.khanacademy.org for practice tests.