Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) - The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computer adaptive assessment given annually to students in grades 1-9 and measures reading, mathematics and science. Test scores and results are reported directly to the parents as soon as possible by the school. ( http://www.nwea.org/node/98)
PSAT - All students in Grades 10 and 11 are given the opportunity to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) at school each October free of charge. (http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html)
SAT I & II - The SAT I and SAT II are administered throughout the year on all test dates set for international centers. ( http://www.collegeboard.org/). In addition, Pinewood offers SAT preparation courses throughout the year on Saturdays to all students.
TOEFL - The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) can be taken at a computerized testing center downtown Thessaloniki throughout the year. (http://www.ets.org/toefl)
All questions and/or concerns regarding standardized testing should be directed to your child's Grade Level Advisor.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT are:
- To receive feedback on student strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. They can then focus their preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
- To see how their performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
- To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
- To help prepare for the SAT. Students can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions they
will see on the SAT.
- To receive information from colleges when students check "yes" to Student Search Service. Since many of our
current 11th graders took the test last year, this will provide them with yet another opportunity to familiarize themselves with the similar SAT format and to chart their progress on the test from last year.