Here you can find information on the different tests available for college-bound
students as well as those with specific career objectives.
Any link marked with an asterisk * is not
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(End of Course Assessments)
The State of Indiana mandates a graduation
requirement known as the End-of-Course-Assessment
(ECA) or ISTEP. Among the requirements students
must fulfill to earn a diploma from Hamilton
Southeastern High School, is that they must
pass both the Algebra I and English 10 ECA’s,
students will also take the Biology I ECA but
it is not required to graduate . ECA’s must
be taken by students when they are enrolled
in each of these classes- the exam is given
at the end of course in May.
The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is given to all current sophomores and juniors at HSE. Fees for the test are covered through the regular book and paper fees. There is no registration to complete beforehand. The 2011 PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 12th in the A.M. Sophomores taking the test are not eligible to qualify for National Merit Scholarships; these scholarships are determined by your PSAT score junior year only. Students should receive their results toward the end of first semester and will also be given a copy of the test booklet to go over their answers as a preparation tool for the SAT. Please feel free to contact your student’s counselor if any further information is needed.
HSE HS code 151045 Test Center 15265
SAT I (Scholastic Aptitude
Test) is a standardized, timed aptitude
test used widely by college admissions counselors in the admission
process. It consists of math, critical reading and writing sections.
It is offered eight times per year nationally. Students may use
calculators on the math sections. Hamilton Southeastern High School
is a test site in October, December, March, and May. Students may
take the test at other sites during the dates the test is not given
at HSE. Generally, we encourage juniors to take the SAT in the
spring and seniors to take or retake the SAT in October or November.
Students may take the test on any test date. If the test is taken more
than once, many colleges and universities will consider the best scores
from each section and not just from one testing session. Sophomores also
may take the SAT but we would recommend they at least sit for the
PSAT first before they take the SAT.
The SAT II – Achievement/Subject Tests are
one-hour tests in specific subjects such as science,
English, or foreign languages. Some schools require
two or three tests for first-year placement.
Colleges that require the SAT II are typically
the more competitive ones. Subject tests are
offered on all the below test dates with the
exception of the March date.
HSE School Code 151045 - HSE Test Center 215510
The ACT (American College Testing) is a timed standardized test widely used
by college admission counselors in the admission process. The test consists of 4
sections: math, reading, grammar and science reasoning with an optional 5th
section of writing. HSE is a test site 4 times each school year during the
months of September, December, April and June. We highly encourage our students
to take an ACT and SAT before the start of their senior year. The ACT is as
widely accepted for college admission as is the SAT.
Hamilton Southeastern High School offers 24 Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
These courses are college level courses and the curriculum is designed and
monitored by The College Board. Students in these courses are expected to
participate in the Advanced Placement Testing Program implemented in May of each
year. Students in these courses have the opportunity, through the Advanced
Placement test results, to earn college credit for coursework completed in high
school. The academic rigor of these courses necessitates some pre-requisites or
recommendations be met for enrollment as outlined in our course guide.
We believe that all college bound students should
complete at least one Advanced Placement course
prior to graduation from Hamilton Southeastern
High School. Students enrolled in AP courses
will receive instructions on how to register
for their AP exam(s) and the costs involved with
the test from their AP teacher. For more information
please see the College Board’s website:
Hamilton Southeastern High School gives the
PLAN (Preliminary ACT) Test to all Freshmen during the month of
October each school year. Fees for the test are part of the regular text book
and paper fees and there is no registration to do beforehand. Taking PLAN is a great way to prepare
for the ACT. In fact, students who take PLAN
tend to score higher on the ACT than students
who do not take PLAN.
It covers the same subjects—English, mathematics,
reading, and science—and provides an estimated
PLAN points out academic strengths and areas
where improvement is needed and lets students
know if they're on track for college.
students find careers that match their interests
and even helps connect the students with colleges interested