Testing is part of the high school experience. At CKM, students take state-mandated high school tests to ascertain their level of proficiency in a variety of subject areas. In addition, those students wishing to attend college begin taking college entry exams to submit to colleges they wish to attend. To learn more about CKM’s demographic and performance information, visit the California Department of Education’s website for the most recent information.
Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
In high school, all freshmen are required to take the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The PFT is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness test to assist students in establishing lifelong physical activity habits. Testing typically occurs in spring.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
All public schools in California are required to administer the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to ascertain English language proficiency of (1) newly enrolled students whose primary language is not English and (2) English learners as an annual assessment. Annual CELDT testing occurs in the fall.
California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
For those students who desire an accelerated path to college or the work world, the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) may be a possible solution. The CHSPE is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and math skills and allows a student to bypass the four-year high school experience. This exam is offered outside of CKM. Students who are able to pass are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by the California State Board of Education.
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT)
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Test and gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship programs. CKM typically offers freshman and juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT during the fall semester of each school year. All sophomores take the test at that time with the district funding all sophomore test costs. For more information, visit the PSAT page of the College Board’s website.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is three-hour exam that ascertains a student’s verbal and mathematical reasoning. Many colleges and universities use SAT scores as part of their admission decisions. For more information about the SAT and upcoming test dates, visit the College Board website.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) School Day
SAT School Day offers the SAT to juniors in school, on a school day. This program helps provide all students with the opportunity to show colleges they’re ready. For more information about SAT School Day, go here.
American College Testing (ACT)
American College Testing administers the ACT test to ascertain a high school student’s ability and readiness to tackle college-level coursework. The test covers English, mathematics, reading, and science. An optional writing test is available as well. Check the ACT website for more information and upcoming test dates.