Testing

Testing Information 2018/2019

SAT and ACT Testing Information

Please visit the College Board website at collegeboard.org for testing dates,times and locations.

AP Testing Information

AP Exams 2019

This year’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be administered May 6ththrough May 17th.  AP exam sales will be from February 11ththrough March 15th.  Exams can be purchased online through the THHS Web Store or at the Student Store during snack and lunch.  (If you qualify for a reduced price based on family income or are on free/reduced lunch, you must see Mrs. Lindsay in the Guidance office for additional purchasing instructions to demonstrate qualified need). 

Each Advanced Placement exam will cost $98 which includes a $25 non-refundable ordering fee.

The deadline for ordering all AP exams is Friday, March 15that 3 P.M.

To purchase an AP exam(s):

1.    Go to the Trabuco Hills HS Website at http://www.svusd.org/thhs/.  Click on Resources, then on “THHS Web Store”, then on big block that says THHS Web Store.  On the left side bar, click on  “Advanced Placement Test”.

2.    Purchase all of your AP exams at one time by adding the exams to your cart. 

3.    If you qualify for a reduced price based on family income (household income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty income) or are on free/reduced lunch, please see Mrs. Lindsay, Guidance Secretary before purchasing your exams for a Student Eligibility Verification Form.You will need to demonstrate proof of qualified need.

4.    Alternative (late) exams are only allowed by the College Board for specific reasons (ex: conflict with an IB exam, two AP exams on the same date/time) and may include additional payment. If you would like to request an alternative exam, please see Mrs. Lindsay, Guidance Secretary.

The deadline for ordering all AP exams is Friday, March 15that 3 P.M.

For more information regarding AP Exams please visit the CollegeBoard website:

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home/

If you have any questions regarding AP exams, please feel free to call the Guidance Department at 949-768-1934 ext. 237705 or email me at bentleya@svusd.org or Mrs. Lindsay at lindsayk@svusd.org.

 

CAASPP Testing Information

Next week, May 20th thru May 24th, all Trabuco Hills High School Juniors will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the California Science Test (CAST). Eleventh grade students will need to be on campus before 8am and in their assigned rooms for testing. Room assignments will be posted this Friday, May 17th on the front office window and on the window by the student store. 

All other students will begin classes at 10am if they have a period 1 class or 10:46am if they start with period 2. The schedule for the week is attached. 

If you are a Senior and DID NOT take the California Science Test (CAST) last year for any reason, you are assigned to attempt to take it this year. If you fall into this category, you will be notified. The CAST test will be on Monday, May 20th.

If you are scheduled to take an AP exam during this week, we do not expect you to take the CAASPP/CAST test the same day. We understand that your AP exams are your priority. You will be given the opportunity to make up the CAASPP/CAST test during the week of May 28th thru May 31st. We only ask that you give us your best effort when you take the make-up.

It is important for all students to give their best effort on these tests for the following reasons:

  1. The Early Assessment Program (EAP) will assist the California State University (CSU) system and the California Community College (CCC) system in providing information on readiness for college-level written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning prior to starting senior year. The results are used to determine appropriate coursework placement once you have been admitted. Students will have the opportunity to select "release" to provide this information to these institutions in the last question on each test. The release of CAASPP information will not affect a student's application for admission.
  2. Saddleback Valley Unified School district will now be posting CAASPP scores on student transcripts. When you are applying to colleges they will have the opportunity to use this information as an additional factor in granting admission. 
  3. If your child is a candidate for the State Seal of Biliteracy, Assembly Bill (AB) 1142 updates EC Section 51461(a)(2) to state that students must pass the California Assessment of English Performance and Progress (CAASPP) or any successor test, administered in grade eleven, at or above the "standard met" achievement level.
  4. And probably the most important reason, Trabuco Hills High School has the highest CAASPP scores of all the high schools in Saddleback Valley Unified School District and we need our students to do their best to continue that trend.

 

 

 

IB Testing Information

Information coming soon.

Testing Accommodations

Any students on 504s or IEPs who plan to test for the SATs or SAT subject tests:

We will be offering School Based Testing for students with Accommodations on the following dates for the 2019 - 2020 school year: 

Nov. 2nd

March 14th

May 2nd.  

If any student would like to request testing with accommodations on our campus, they need to inform their counselors well in advanced to request these accommodations on these tests from the College Board, and then sign up for one of these tests dates if they plan to test using School Based Accommodations. If you are planning to test with accommodations on any tests, please inform your counselor well in advanced of the test so that proctors can be secured for your test administration.