Testing -PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, and more

SB172 CAHSEE Information

Effective January 1, 2016, the California High School Exit Exam will no longer be a requirement for graduation and will be removed as a requirement all the way back to 2006. If you did not graduate solely due to the CAHSEE you will be eligible to pick up your diploma and order a copy of your transcript beginning January 4, 2016. 

Mt. Pleasant High School will be contacting each student based on their last contact information we on file.  If you are on of these students and what to update your information, please contact the Registrar at herediaa@esushd.org


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The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). A standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®, it also gives SFHS 11th graders a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is aligned with the redesigned SAT and will launch in October 2015. Like the SAT, the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will measure the skills and knowledge that are essential for college readiness and success.

The redesigned test includes:

Reading   60 min
Writing and Language  35 min
Math 70 min

Total:  2 hours, 45 minutes. This test is paper based.


Some scores will be reported on the same scale used for the SAT: this scale ranges from 400 to 1600 for the composite score, 200-800 for two area scores, and 10-40 for test scores

See College Board (Redesigned PSAT)

See Redesigned PSAT Practice Test

See Approved Calculators


The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally.  It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only;SAT only),  May and June.  Students may take the new SAT starting march 2016.  It will replace the current SAT and be offered throughout the school year.
SAT DATE for 2016-2017
December 3rd, 2016
January 21st, 2017
March 11th, 2017
May 6th, 2017
June 3rd, 2017


Students are encouraged to sign up early for test dates.

ACT is also offered at other locations (not MP). Please check the website below for more information.

To register for the ACT, go to the ACT Student website (linked below) and follow the instructions.  See your counselor for MP's School Registration #.

ACT Student Website Here

Click on the “Scores” link of the ACT Student website for information about when scores will be made available once the testing is complete.

AP Students
AP Scores Available Online in JulY
Students need a College Board account to view their scores. To sign up for a new account or to log into an existing account, visit: apscore.org.  In July, students will be required to provide the following to access their scores: College Board account username and password, and AP number (or Student ID if they provided it on their AP answer sheet). Students may check apscore.org after exams for the exact date their scores will be available.
AP Preparation
In the classroom, students have begun the process of preparing for their exams. Beyond the classroom, students should take time on their own to prepare as well.
AP Exam Registration & Fees
Prices are set by the College Board, for 2016 the fee is $92 per AP exam (or Studio Art portfolio). Payment is collected by our Finance Office. 
Additional AP Information
See attached links for College Board, and AP Bulletins. 

May 1-5 and
May 8-12, 2017

Exam Dates

Week 1

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
May 1
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Psychology
May 2
AP Computer Science A
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Art History
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based
May 3
AP English Literature and
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 4
AP United States Government and Politics AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Seminar
May 5
AP German Language and Culture
AP United States History
AP Computer Science Principles

Studio Art: Last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

Week 2

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
May 8
AP Biology
AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.

May 9
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP French Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
May 10
AP English Language and Composition AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Macroeconomics
May 11
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Statistics
May 12
AP Human Geography
AP Microeconomics
AP European History
AP Latin