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Ponderosa is a comprehensive high school that offers a variety of national assessments to serve the needs of our students.  The assessments you find in this section are given to assist with college admission, program placement, and serve as a means of ensuring a top quality education. 


PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT Information is located on the College Board website https://www.collegeboard.org/

The SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that let students distinguish themselves in the college admission process by highlighting their strengths and interests in a specific subject areas, including math, science, history, literature, and languages. For more information, visit satsubjecttests.org.


College Board and Khan Academy have joined together to help prepare students for the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9).
The website has the information needed to sign up for FREE assistance: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Students can also visit sat.org/practice to access a FREE official SAT practice app, full SAT practice tests, and sample SAT questions.

(The Colorado Department of Education strongly recommends that students and parents review and discuss the
Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of these organizations prior to creating an online account.)

Khan Academy Privacy Notice    




Offering more than 30 courses, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program enables students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.  Advanced placement  information can be found by visiting the AP website: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap                                                            


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a career and vocational test used by the military to determine aptitudes in reading, math, science, as well as mechanical and vocational aptitudes. For more information about the ASVAB, please visit their website: ASVAB explained.  



 ACT®  dates, times and locations can be found by visiting the ACT®  website: actstudent.org                                                         
The ACT® is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.                                                                



Assessment Coordinator

Anitra Gallegos
Assistant Principal

Important dates

Testing Window for State Mandated Assessments
April 9th - April 27th

Stated Mandated Assessments

HB 15-1323

State-Mandated Assessment Policy - Board File: IK

State Assessment Excusal - Directions
Please complete by December 15, 2017

If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment-please email anitra.gallegos[at]dcsdk12[dot]org by December 15, 2017


CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success)
Grade 11 - Science
Grade 11 - CoAlt (Alternate Science)  Students with Cognitive Impairments 

Grade 9 - PSAT 8/9 

Grade 10 - College Preparatory Exam (PSAT 10)

Grade 11 - College Enterance Exam (SAT)