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 assess 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
- AP (Advanced Placement)
- Keystone Exams
For more information about each of these assessments click on the Descriptions tab.