Mrs. Kimberly Polischeck
Welcome to the Wheaton High School testing page. Here you can find information about all test given to students. Please note, all information is subject to change as per MSDE.
PSAT Testing October 11th 2023
11th grade PSAT consent form (scroll down to page 3)
SAT School Day 2024
More information coming soon
When are tests typically Taken
|9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade|
|Practice PSAT or PSAT 8/9||PSAT||PSAT/NMSQT||SAT or ACT|
|AP (course related)||AP (course related)||AP (course related)||AP (course related)|
|LS MISA (EOC)||MCAP NSL Government (EOC)||Mock ACT||MC Placement Testing|
|MCAP - Algebra 1||LS MISA (EOC)||SAT School Day Spring Semester||MCAP - if enrolled in
Algebra 1 or English 10
or if they have not met the
|MAP M and R||MCAP - Algebra 1 and
|MCAP if requirement is
|Biliteracy Test (not free in 11th grade)|
The above link is a lose collection of Sources, MCPS is not sponsoring nor advertising for these items nor services. Families need to select test prep that best fits their needs.
Parent Consent Forms for PSAT and/or SAT Questionnaire
Prior to SAT administration, there is a two-part pre-administration session. First, to save time during the actual test administration, certain information about your child will be provided to the College Board (the provider of the SAT), in advance of the SAT. This information covers basic information such as name, school, state student ID, grade, gender, and date of birth. In addition, MCPS shares information with College Board regarding students who qualify for a fee waiver, which is utilized solely for that purpose and is not otherwise tracked or maintained by College Board.
Second, your child will have the opportunity to participate, with your consent, in the optional Student Data Questionnaire. The College Board gives students and families complete discretion regarding any voluntary information they provide as part of the Student Data Questionnaire. Information gathered is used for group reporting, for analysis to ensure that the exams are fair for all groups, to connect your child with potential colleges or scholarship opportunities, and for research. Read more about the Student Data Questionnaire below.
To provide consent for your child to participate in the optional Student Data Questionnaire, you must return a signed consent form by before the school pre-administration session.
School Year 2023-2024
Class of 2027 (Grade 9)
Class of 2026 (Grade 10)
Class of 2025 (Grade 11)
Academic Testing- Descriptions of tests listed in chart above
AP Test: AP stands for Advanced Placement, and students are enrolled in a yearlong course, which culminates with an AP Exam. If students earn a 3 or higher on a 5 point scale they may get college credit for the course. (Cost: free if enrolled in corresponding AP course)
Accuplacer: Used to be Montgomery College's placement test, this is changing
ACT: One of two major college entrance exams. Students do not have to take both the SAT and the ACT they can chose one or the other, some students do chose to take both. (Cost: $50 - $60)
Biliteracy Test- Students in 11th and 12th grade that did not take an AP Language or did not earn a 4 or higher on their AP language exam can take one of three test in a world language to attempt to earn the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. Cost of the test vary so students will need to attend info sessions for details.
CCRCCA: Update coming soon (Cost: free)
LS MISA: Maryland Integrated Science Assessment- for students graduating in 2024-2026 participation is needed for graduation. For students in the class of 2027, this is an end of course (EOC) assessment and scores will become part of students Semester B final grade. Students need to pass the course for graduation.
MCAP (Maryland Comprehensive Asssessment Program) (Cost: free)- The umbrella term for all mandated state assessments. In High School, the most common are, LS MISA, Government, English 10, Algebra 1, Access for Ells.
- PSAT 8/9- A New College Board test written for students in 9th grade. That assess them on their current academic level. Data can be used to see if students are on track to be College and Career ready. (Cost: $13.25)
- 9th graders can take A practice test to see where students fall , data can be used to assist with scheduling and making sure students are being appropriately challenged (Cost: free)
- 10th grade: Practice test to see where students fall academically, data can be used to assist with scheduling and making sure students are being appropriately challenged. This time students are practicing with the actual exam. MCPS pays for all 10th grade exams (Cost: free)
- 11th grade: Grade this test has two purposes: it serves as a practice test for the SAT, Wheaton uses the data to determine which test students are more successful with (SAT/ACT), and students can also qualify for National Merit scholarships through a national program. (based on nationwide score distribution) (Cost: $15.25)
SAT: One of two major college entrance exams. Students do not have to take both the SAT and the ACT they can chose one or the other, some students do chose to take both. (Cost: $50 - $60)
TOEFL: The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. (is only for international students or students who have lived in the US for less than 5 year. (Cost over $200)
Duolingo - new on-line test that is accepted by Univeristy of Maryland System in lieu of the TOFEL. (Cost: $20-30)
WIDA-Access for ELLs: Students in the ESOL program will take the Access for Ells to measure their English Language Proficiency. This is also the test that students must “pass” in order to exit from ESOL services. (Cost: free)
Progress Checks and Common Writing Tasks: Progress Checks are given in Math, English and ESOL classes quarterly, the schedule and type of exam varies by subject (see the MCPS website for specifics). Common Writing Tasks- are given in academic classes 2-4 times a school year. Exam specifics vary by subject (see the MCPS website for specifics.) (Cost: free)