Career and College Readiness

  • All 8th grade students in Aldine ISD take the ReadiStep in October
  • ReadiStep can help students and their parents understand which skills need work as students make the important transition into high school. It also lets students see how their skill levels compare to those of other students nationally. All ReadiStep test takers also receive free access to MyRoad™, an online college and career planning tool that helps students explore opportunities for the future.
  • ReadiStep is the first step on theCollege Board’s College Readiness Pathway— an integrated series of assessments that includes the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT. Together, these assessments measure a progression of skills and help schools and districts make targeted interventions at critical points in a student’s career

Understanding Readistep for Students and Parents (English)
Understanding Readistep for Students and Parents (Spanish)

  • All 10th and 11th grade students in Aldine ISD take the PSATtest in October.
  • The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualiying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
  • The PSAT measures:
    • Critical Reading Skills
    • Math Problem-Solving Skills
    • Writing Skills

PSAT Sample Student Report
Understanding PSAT Results

  • All Aldine ISD students will take the SAT in the spring semester of their junior year. Students are encouraged to take the test again in the fall of their senior year.
  • The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

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