Testing Information

ACT and SAT

SAT, ACT, AP and College Application fee waivers are available to students who are on the free and reduced lunch program.Information is available in the Guidance and Counseling Office.

ACT/SAT dates and information can also be found in Document Resources in Naviance.

Testing Information

If you have any questions regarding this, please see your AP Teacher or contact LaNetra Fuller, Assistant Principal at Sachse High School over Advanced Academics.

AP Testing Information for Sachse HS

  • If you complete 12 study hours, then it is a free test.
  • If 12 hours are not completed, you will need to pay $94 for the test.
  • If 12 hours are not completed and you qualify for free/reduced lunch, you will need to pay $29 for the test.
  • Preferred payment is online through Skyward
  • Check or cash-turn money into the Counselor's office (Mrs. Luttrull)
  • Questions regarding your 12 hours, see your AP teacher/and/or Ms. Hope in the AP office.

SAT Test day

Students need to bring to SAT test

  • Admission ticket
  • Acceptable photo ID (Government or school issued)
  • A snack to eat on a break only

Students cannot bring to SAT test

  • Electronic equipment including phones of any kind, personal computing devices, cameras, timers, audio players/recorders, wearable technology, digital watches, including smart watches, activity trackers, or any other prohibited devices.
  • Any highlighters, rulers, earplugs, dictionaries or other books, pens or colored pencils, pamphlets and papers of any kind, including scratch paper.
  • If any of these items are brought, they will be collected until the test session has ended.

Score Reporting and Scholarship Opportunities

  • All students who take the SAT are eligible for 4 free “score sends.”
  • To send scores, students must log into their College Board account and add in the colleges or scholarship organizations to which they want to send the scores.
  • As students create College Board accounts, they need to use their legal “Skyward” name
  • In order to sync between SAT School Day registration and the receiving of scores and ability to do score sends, the name and the birthdate must match.

Score Availability

  • Students will receive their SAT scores in mid to late May.

Score Cancellation

  • The SAT Program allows students to cancel their scores for any reason up until 11:59 PM EST on the third business day following the date testing ends.
  • Scores for all sections of the test, including the essay will be canceled.

School Day Fee Waiver

  • Eligible students (free and reduced lunch) taking the School Day test are able to have access to benefits that students who take the weekend administration are able to access through their testing fee waivers.  The benefits include:
    • 4 extra free scores ends to use at any time (in addition to the score sends that all students receive).
    • Access to Student Answer Service for March School Day administration by calling Customer Service (fee waiver code required)
    • 4 College Application Fee Waivers, automatically delivered to student’s online account the August before they begin their senior year.

Khan Academy Road to Success

Free Preparation session from GISD

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses 
  • Create a personalized practice plan with free Khan Academy accounts
  • Prep for March 1 SAT School Day for juniors

STAAR EOC

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) program beginning in spring 2012. The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same grades and subjects as are assessed on TAKS. For high school, general subject-area TAKS tests will be replaced with twelve STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments.

To view all State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) resources, visit the STAAR webpage.

More information and resources

GISD STAAR EOC page

Texas Education Agency Website

TEA STAAR Resources

STAAR Writing and English Rubrics

Assessed Curriculum Released Test Questions
English I English I Reading, English I Writing

English II

English II Reading, English II Writing
English III English III Reading, English III Writing
Algebra I Algebra I
Geometry Geometry
Algebra II Algebra II
Biology Biology
Chemistry Chemistry
Physics Physics
World Geography World Geography
World History World History
U.S. History U.S. History

TSI

TSI

Are you ready for college?

College readiness assessments and the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

The state of Texas requires that students take college readiness assessments to determine if they are ready for college before they can take any college classes. There are three college assessments that can determine a student’s level of college readiness:

  • TSI-A
  • SAT
  • ACT

Students who meet College Readiness standards established by the state of Texas can seamlessly transition to college without requiring remediation classes. Remediation classes cost students both time and money since they have to pay for courses that do not apply to a degree or certification before accessing the college-level classes they need to take.

TSI Testing Schedule

  Tuesday AM Thursday PM
September 17 19
October 15 17
November 19 21
December 17  
January 21 16
February 18 20
March 17 19
April 21 16
May 19 21

**Dates are subject to change.

Follow this TSI Registration form to register for the TSI.

Rules to Test:
  1. You must complete the PAA on the Friday before the week you test. 
  2. You must register (in the GO Center) by the Friday before the week you test. 
  3. You will not be permitted to test if you are late. (6:00 am/ 2:45 pm) Library Lab!

Stop by the GO Center for more information!


 

Homeschooled students

PSAT/NMSQT for 10th & 11th graders - Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Contact the counseling office of the nearest high school by September 1, 2019, for information and to register. We cannot guarantee availability of tests for homeschool students after September 1, 2019.

PSAT/NMSQT Homeschool Policy

Request accommodations for testing

Students with documented disabilities have the opportunity to request assistance for their tests in the form of an accommodation.

See Request accommodations for testing on the district website for more information.