The ACT is a college-entrance achievement test. The ACT is more widely used in the Midwest and southeast United States than in the rest of the country. It is divided into four sections: English, Reading, Mathematics and Science Reasoning. In addition, there is now an optional writing test which is offered after all parts of the basic test have been completed. See your counselor for registration information. Be sure to include the Floyd Central school code, 152-503, on your SAT or ACT registration. Failure to do so will mean your scores will not be recorded on your transcript.
Students who enroll in AP (Advanced Placement)/ IB (International Baccalaureate) classes are required to pay for and take the AP test to receive credit. Each AP test will cost the student a total of $78.00. $15.00 will be paid at registration and the remaining balance will be paid in the spring prior to taking that test. Each IB test will cost the student a total of $93.00.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
This exam, administered by the Armed Services, is a battery of tests used to determine or explore occupational aptitudes and interests. It is given to any junior or senior. The student may or may not be contemplating enlistment in the armed forces.
End of Course Assessment
The Core 40 end-of-course assessments (ECA) are part of Indiana’s statewide testing program. The English 10 and Algebra I Core 40 exams test basic skills that are in alignment with the Indiana State Standards for their respective content area. A student receives a separate score in each subject area that reflects the student’s knowledge of the basic skills and the student’s ability to apply those skills to the tasks the student will face after high school.
Juniors have a special interest in the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. This test is similar to the SAT, but shorter. It is offered in October each year at Floyd Central High School. Entry into the National Merit Scholarship competition is based on junior PSAT scores. All sophomores and juniors who plan on going to college are highly encouraged to take the test. Information is distributed each September in the bookstore. Listen for announcements regarding deadlines and go to www.collegeboard.org for more information.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT is a three hour test that measures developed verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities related to successful academic performance. There are two sections: math, critical reading and writing, and an optional essay. The SAT is used by colleges along with other factors such as high school grades, recommendations, community service and extra curricular activities in making admissions decisions. The test is given seven times each year. Questions about the test should be addressed to the counselors. Go to www.collegeboard.org for more information. Be sure to include the Floyd Central school code, 152-503, on your SAT or ACT registration. Failure to do so will mean your scores will not be recorded on your transcript.
World Language Tests
National exam opportunities are available to students presently in French, German, Latin and Spanish. These exams occur in the spring semester.