Testing Services


Academic assessment is absolutely essential to a strong educational program. The results of these tests provide valid and reliable data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of your educational program. The required testing for all students consists of:

  • Pennsylvania State School Assessment Tests (PSSA) as established by the Legislature will be administered at the required time and grade levels.

  • Final exams will be administered at the end of each school term in the following academic areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Languages, and Social Studies. The grade for each of these tests will appear as the Final Exam grade on the student report card and will be equivalent to a nine-week grade in computing the final grade for each course.


As of 2015, the SAT and ACT will take on a new testing structure.
Samples of the new SAT and ACT are available for students to become familiar and better prepared with taking either or both of the entrance exams.

- a newsletter designed to answer questions about the SAT and ACT

‚ÄčTesting Information and Tips

The PSAT and SAT are essential when planning to attend college.
Registering for the PSAT and SAT has never been easier.
Register early for this year’s college entrance exams at CollegeBoard.com

The Carlynton High School Code is:  390570

College Entrance Exam Dates for 2016-2017:

PSAT / NMSQT Exam - $15 fee CASH (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Wednesday, October 19 at Carlynton Jr-Sr High School, 7 am
The PSAT/NMSQT - Click on the link to read more about this test and learn why it's important for students in grades 10-11.

SAT Exam / Subject Tests / $26 fee per subject test
Register at sat.org/register
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)

October 1, 2016

Registration Deadline: September 1  |  Late Registration Deadline: September 20

November 5, 2016

Registration Deadline: October 7  |  Late Registration Deadline: October 25

December 3, 2016

Registration Deadline: November 3  |  Late Registration Deadline: November 22

January 21, 2017 

Registration Deadline: December 21  |  Late Registration Deadline: January 10

March 11, 2017 

Registration Deadline: February 10  |  Late Registration Deadline: February 28

May 6, 2017 

Registration Deadline: April 7  |  Late Registration Deadline: April 25

June 3, 2017 

Registration Deadline: May 9  |  Late Registration Deadline: May 24

ACT Exam $39.50 fee  |  $56.50 fee w/ writing
Register at actstudent.org
(American College Test)

October 22, 2016

Registration Deadline: September 16  |  Late Registration Period: September 17-30

December 10, 2016

Registration Deadline: November 4  |  Late Registration Period: November 5-18

February 11, 2017

Registration Deadline: January 13  |  Late Registration Period: January 14-20

April 8, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 3  |  Late Registration Period: March 4-17

June 10, 2017

Registration Deadline: May 5  |  Late Registration Period: May 6-19

The test is also administered at the University of Pittsburgh: click here.
For more information on the ACTclick here.

To register for any college entrance exam, visit the online links available on this page or stop in the guidance office. 


AP English Literature & Composition - May 3, 2017
AP US Government & Politics - May 4, 2017
AP US History - May 5, 2017
AP Biology - May 8, 2017 
AP Calculus - May 9, 2017  

AP English/Language Composition - May 10, 2017


Frequently Asked Questions about the Testing Process and other valuable information

Virtually all colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will accept either ACT or SAT scores.One advantage of the ACT is that you don't have to report your scores to colleges unless you choose to do so.

The ACT includes four testing areas: English, reading, math and science. Students also receive career-planning information based on an interest inventory they complete when they register for the test.

The College Board - Everything You Need - www.collegeboard.org

  • Register for the SAT

  • Practice for PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, AP Exams

  • Search for colleges

  • Send scores

  • Apply to colleges

  • Calculate college costs

  • Find scholarships

  • Complete CCS/Financial Aid Profile

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