A standardized test is an assessment that is administered and scored in a “standard” manner. Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures and interpretations are consistent.

 

These tests are designed to asssess  students' progress in school; ability to attend institutions of higher learning; or to place students in programs suited to their abilities.

 

The standardized tests that are administered to North Allegheny students are the:

 

  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Pennsylvania State System of Assessment (PSSA)
  • PSAT (Pre-SAT assessment)
  • ACT Aspire
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • AP (Advanced Placement)
  • Keystone Exams

 For more information about each of these assessements click on the Descriptions tab.