Academics
Welcome to the WUHS Testing Page!  Here you will find information on the major tests given throughout the school year.  If you have any questions about the information on this site, please contact the Testing Coordinator, Katie Moreno at 758-7400, x.45035 or kamoreno@wasco.k12.ca.us.
 

PSAT

THIS YEAR'S PSAT DATE IS OCTOBER 16, 2013.  SEE or EMAIL MS. PRADO irprado@wasco.k12.ca.us TO SIGN UP!

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  For many students, the PSAT/NMSQT is the fist official step on the road to college.  It assesses the skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses, as well as through those experience outside the classroom.  Testing students before eleventh grade allows them more time to develp the skills reported on their personalized PSAT/NMSQT Score Report and in My College QuickStart-Skills that are needed for academic success in both high school and college. 
 
For more information, visit the CollegeBoard website
 

CAHSEE

THE NEXT CAHSEE WILL BE GIVEN ON NOVEMBER 5-6, 2013 TO JUNIORS AND SENIORS WHO HAVE NOT YET PASSED.

The primary purpose of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is to significally improve pupil achievement in public high schools and to ensure that pupils who graduate from public high schools can demostrate grade level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics.
 
The 10th Grade CAHSEE Census test is a key component in calculation of our school's API.  It bears as much weight as the ELA CST's.
 
Grade twelve students who do not pass both parts of the CAHSEE by the end of their senior year are encouraged to re-enroll in high school for the next school year, enroll in our school district's adult education program for the next school year, or enroll in our school district's independent study program for the next school year.  Grade 12/Adult students can take the CAHSEE up to three times per school year.
 
For more information, visit the CA Department of Education website.


STAR / CST's / EAP

THE STAR TESTING WINDOW FOR WUHS IS APRIL 29-MAY 2, 2014.  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND SCHOOL EVERY DAY DURING TESTING!
 
The Early Assessment Program (EAP) provides opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and Mathematics. 
 
California Standards Tests (CSTs) are a major component of the STAR program.  CSTs are developed by California educators and test developers specifically for California.  They measure progress toward California's state-adopted academic content standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do in each grade and subject tested.  

For the most recent STAR results and general information, visit the CA Department of Education website.


AP Exams

AP EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN MAY 6-16, 2014.

The Advanced Placement Program is a cooperative education endeavor between secondary schools, colleges and universities.  It has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting.  Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school.  AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board.
 
Fore more information, visit the CollegeBoard website.