Throughout their school years, students will be involved in a series of testing programs to help determine aptitude, placement and achievement. In order to best meet students' needs, the current testing program is being evaluated and will be revised as needed. Some types of tests in which students will be involved are listed below:
End –of-Course Examinations
Beginning with the class of 2018, students will be required to take multi-day End of Course tests and earn a combined score of 18 to meet Ohio Graduation Requirements and to participate in Winton Woods High School graduation ceremonies. The students will take assessments in the following courses:
Physical Science (Class of 2018 only)
These new assessments are computer based. They will take place in April/May.
Students in the classes of 2018 and 2019 that received credit for these courses prior to the creation of the end of course assessment will not take the end of course assessment for that class.
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a practice test for the college boards. This test provides the basis for selecting National Merit Scholarship candidates and is required by certain scholarship organizations. The PSAT/NMSQT also determines student eligibility for minority scholarships.
Sophomores and Juniors are required at no cost to take the test. All other grade levels must assume the cost of the test.Students may also obtain information for the American College Testing Program (ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) through the high school. These two college entrance examinations are administered at various testing centers throughout the city. The tests are voluntary and students must assume the costs for registration.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Tests afford academically talented students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in subject areas, thus enabling them to earn college credit prior to high school graduation. Students choosing this academic path are expected to complete it; the course may not be dropped. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement understand that the purpose of the course is to prepare them for passing the Advanced Placement test. Each student is required to take the AP Test at the completion of the course. Tests are given in May of each year and cost approximately $91 per test. Students must assume the costs of the tests.