Standardized testing is right around the corner. This year the third trimester brings testing to the junior class, one of those tests is the ISAT. The ISAT is the Idaho Standards Achievement Test. The Scholastic Aptitude Test or the SAT is another test, it is an extremely important test that could just get somebody a scholarship. A high score on the test looks tremendous for college or university and could give someone opportunities that someone with a bad score would never have recieved. Standardized testing has always been a pain for high school students, however the SAT is one of the most important tests if someone is wanting a college education.
All high school students must take tests whether it is the ISAT, the SAT, or any test. The ISAT is more of a check up test which is a Comprehensive Assessment Test. There are three subjects tested in the ISAT’s: English, Science, and Math. Along with ISAT testing, juniors in addition to the ISAT need to take the SAT. The SAT is an extremely important test for all juniors, and students are advised to take the test. One school day each year is set aside to give the students a chance to take the test. An excellent score on the SAT could just get someone into a college. The test is made to help college admissions, help a student look professional, and show potential. A scholarship or a superb college admission could mean the world to students, and the SAT can do that for any juniors who are shooting for a high score.
The tests will be split throughout the whole month of April. The first week of ISATS is always the hardest for most students. Getting into the groove of testing is difficult at the beginning, however during the second week there will be a break because the SAT is that week. Wednesday the 12th is SAT’s which means the juniors will not need to take the ISAT that week.
High School testing can be an amazing opportunity. Students should pace themselves and study for third trimester testing. Having an exceptional test score has too many benefits to throw away. ISAT’s, SAT’s, with any other tests can be difficult for any student; however, once the student has started testing it should not be taken lightly.