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ASVAB – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
The ASVAB is an optional test measuring mechanical, clerical, verbal and mathematical skills with a variety of short, timed multiple answer tests. It is administered to juniors and seniors in the fall of the year. The test can identify occupations and skills for which students are best suited. Taking the test does not require a commitment to military service.
College Placement Testing (CPT)
The following tests are administered as entrance requirements for Valencia Community College. Please call the Osceola campus for test administration times or see your counselor.
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
The PSAT is a multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. This test gives students the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Achievement Scholarship and National Hispanic Award programs. The PSAT also helps students assess their verbal and math skills, practice for the SAT, and predict possible SAT scores. The exam is administered in October.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT is an objective test designed to measure how well students have developed their verbal, math and writing skills. It is administered throughout the year and fees are assessed by the College Board. Optimum dates are in the spring of the junior year and again in the fall of the senior year. Results are mailed to the home, high school and specified colleges. Applications are available in the Guidance office or students can register online at www.collegeboard.com
SAT Subject Tests (SAT)
Achievement Tests measure a student’s level of achievement in academic subjects such as English, science, math and foreign languages. Students should consult specific colleges to see whether these exams are required and which test date is preferred. The tests are given on the same dates as the SAT; however, both tests cannot be taken on the same day. Results are mailed to the home, high school and specified colleges. Exams are offered several times a year. Applications are available in the guidance office or students can register online at www.collegeboard.com
American College Test (ACT)
The ACT measures scholastic aptitude in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. A fifth test, Writing is offered, but is optional. Students should consult specific colleges to see whether this test is required and which test date is preferred. Optimum ACT test dates are in the spring of the junior year and again in the fall of the senior year. Results are mailed to the home, high school, and specified colleges.