Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Sections: Math, Evidence-Based Reading, and Writing
Cost: Fee is covered by the school
Max Score: 1520

The PSAT, Preliminary SAT, helps prepare students for the SAT and ACT. All sophomores and juniors are automatically registered for the test that takes place in October. This exam does not count towards your college applications but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship.

What to Bring 

What Not to Bring

  • Any device, including smart watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio,     photographs, text, or video content
    • Protractors, compasses, or rulers
    • Highlighters, colored pens or pencils
    • Dictionary or other books
    • Food and drinks



Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
Sections: Math, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Cost: $55 (1 test is offered during the spring for juniors cost is covered by the school for that exam) 
Max Score: 800 each section

*Students who are eligible can receive a fee waiver. Check with Ms. Valverde on requirements. 

Test Prep Mock Exams


Test Prep Organizations

The SAT is used as an entrance exam by most colleges and universities. This test is used as one factor in the admission decision process. To register for the SAT, visit


SAT Dates for 2023 - 2024

Test Date Register By
Oct. 7, 2023 Sept 7, 2023
Nov. 4, 2023 Oct. 5, 2023
Dec. 2, 2023 Nov. 2, 2023
March 9, 2024 Feb. 23, 2024
May 4, 2024 April 19, 2024
June 1, 2024 May 16, 2024



Duration: 3 hours; 3 hours 40 minutes with Essay
Sections: Eng., Math, Reading, Writing (Optional)
Cost: $60; $85 with Writing
Max Score: 36

*Students who are eligible can receive a fee waiver. Check with Ms. Valverde on requirements.

Test Prep Mock Exams


Test Prep Organizations


Similar to the SAT, the ACT is used as an entrance exam by most colleges and universities. To register for the ACT, visit 

ACT Dates for 2023 - 2024

Test Date Deadline to Register
Sept. 9,2023 Aug. 4, 2023
Oct. 28, 2023 Sept. 22, 2023
Dec. 9, 2023 Nov. 3, 2023
Feb. 10, 2024 Jan. 5, 2024
April 13, 2024 March 8, 2024
June 8, 2024 May 3, 2024
July 13, 2024 June 7, 2024

Texas Success Initiative (TSIA)


Duration: About 3 hours but it's self-paced and not timed
Sections: English, Writing (Essay), and Math
Cost: Free on campus

TSI Practice 

TSI Practice (Select TSIA 2)


Score Retrieval

Students will immediately receive an email from Accuplacer following their test with a link to retrieve their scores. 


If you don't have access to that email but need your scores, please follow these steps: 

  • Go to the Accuplacer Student Portal 
  • Enter in your Information (Where it asks for student ID you'll need to enter your State ID.  You can find this by logging into the student's Naviance account, clicking on About Me, and My Account)
  • Once you enter your information, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Send my scores
  • You'll receive an email to the account listed with your score report
  • If you need to send it to an institution, from your score report, select Share my Score Report and select the school that needs your scores


The TSI Assessment is designed to help institutions of higher education determine if students are ready for entry level courses in English and Math.  All students are encouraged to complete and meet the TSI benchmarks before they graduate.  The test is typically administered to all 9th and 11th graders during their spring semesters.  Seniors will have the opportunity to re-test throughout their senior year.  For more information, please visit TEA's site

Benchmark Scores needed: 

Section Score
English, Language Arts and Reading

945 and an essay of 5 or more


Less than 945 and a diagnostic level of 5 or more and an essay of 5 or more




Less than 950 and diagnostic level of 6

Scores needed to be exempt from the TSI: 

Test ELAR Score Math Score


ACT (Taken before 2/15/23

23 Composite with 19 English

23 Composite with 19 Math
ACT (taken on/ after 2/15/23) Combined score of 70 on English and Reading 22 math
Additional score exemptions can be found here



Test Prep Organizations

Khan Academy

More than a Teacher

Princeton Review

Kaplan Test Prep

Sylvan Learning Center