The best preparation for taking standardized tests is consistent work in academic courses. We also strongly emphasize the importance of reading EVERY day.
Please also remember that these tests do not give data on motivation, self-discipline, concern for others, sense of humor, and all the other important qualities of the heart and mind that make you a unique individual.
Statewide AssessmentsLearn more about each End of Course (EOC) assessment and access resources to help prepare for the EOCs by clicking on the links for each course website:
PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to students in grades 9-11 as follows:
- Traditional School 10th graders will test on Wednesday, October 14 during the school day.
- Traditional School 9th graders will test on Thursday, October 29 during the school day.
- MyPCS online 9th and 10th grade students will test on Saturday, October 17.
- ALL 11th graders must register for the test and will all test on Wednesday, October 14 during the school day, regardless of whether they are traditional or MyPCS.
The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are highly relevant to your future success because they focus on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. They’ll measure:
- What you learn in high school
- What you need to succeed in college
The best way to prepare for the test is to:
When you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you’re automatically screened for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 are not considered for entry.
- Take challenging courses
- Do your homework
- Prepare for tests and quizzes
- Ask and answer lots of questions
The College Board’s new scholarship partners provide millions of dollars to qualified low-income and minority students — and they use the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 to help find them.
The College Board recognizes academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino U.S. juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Learn more about the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
ACT and SAT
ACT Academy is the go-to place to get FREE, personalized practice for the ACT.
PrepFactory IS the place where you can get quality ACT/SAT prep help through guided, interactive practice and engaging games. We make test prep almost...fun.
- Personalized to you - We'll create a tailored practice plan for you based on a diagnostic or your SAT or PSAT/NMSQT® scores
- Interactive - Thousands of practice questions, videos, lessons, and hints plus study and test-taking tips and strategies
- Official - 8 full-length, real practice tests and content created in partnership with College Board
- Instant - Get constant feedback and progress so you know where you stand
We've organized the concepts tested on the ACT/SAT and broken them down so you can do short bursts of prep throughout your day. After all, it's better to practice a little bit every day than just cram for 4 hours the night before a test.
Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores. Begin your search by entering the name of the institution below. For the most up-to-date AP credit policy information, be sure to check the institution's website.St. Petersburg College accepts and grants college course credit for the following tests. Students may earn a maximum of 45 credits for such exams. A maximum of 35 credits may be earned from IB exams only. Please note that you can't be awarded credit for a course you have already taken.
College Placement Test (PERT)
Sign up to take the PERT at SPC:
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The ASVAB will be administered on December 17th. If you wish to take this test, please complete the online form below. There is no fee for this test.