• 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
    • SAT
    • ACT
    • AP (Advanced Placement)
    • Keystone Exams

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