Here at Muskegon Catholic Central we offer in school testing for the MAP (NWEA), PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT. The ACT is optional.
MAP Testing: Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are taken from elementary up to seventh grade. They provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on their unique learning path. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. In this way, the test narrows in one a student's learning level.
PSAT 8/9: The first exam in the SAT Suite of Assessments. It is aligned with the SAT. The PSAT 8/9 is designed for eighth- and ninth-graders. As part of the suite, the PSAT 8/9 will support all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge tht matter most for college and career success.
PSAT/NMSQT: The Preliminary SAt/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test for tenth and eleventh grade students that provides first-hand practice for the SAT. It also gives students a chance to enter scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
SAT: The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess academic readiness for college in eleventh or twelfth grade. Here at MCC we administer this test at the eleventh grade level, but students can re-take on their own in twelfth grade, if wanted. These exams provide a path to opportunities such as financial support and scholarships. The tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. The SAT is a college admissions test that assesses knowledge of reading writing and math.