Standardized Tests for High Schoolers

Consider these standardized tests for your high school homeschooler. Some doors of opportunity will open because of these tests. Test results can give credibility to back up your high school transcript.

Consider having your high school student take these standardized tests for college admissions, career readiness or military success.




These tests may qualify your student for scholarships and help determine college or career path after High school. Consider having your student take these tests for college admissions, career readiness or military success.

Standardized Tests for High Schoolers

SAT is used for college admissions and scholarship qualifications. Tests are given on Saturday mornings several times a year–at a location near you. Recommended age 9th-12th grade.

  • Free Test preparation at Kahn Academy. SAT results can also be linked to Kahn tutorial so you can emphasize practice on sections that were missed.
  • More FREE Practice Tests at Learning Express in SC Discus.

ACT is a national college admission and scholarship qualification exam with four subject areas: English, Math, Reading and Science, plus an optional writing test. Six test dates throughout the year. Recommended for 9th-12th grade.

  • FREE Practice Tests at Learning Express in SC Discus.

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring “real-world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. If your student is not college bound, this test may be a good option to consider. Results can be sent to various businesses. See the work ready counties in South Carolina where employers are looking for WorkKeys results.  Find a test location for more information.

ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. Contact a recruiter to get more information on testing dates and locations.

CLT is The Classic Learning Test, an alternative to SAT or ACT. Success on the Classic Learning Test does not require any particular religious affiliation; it is open to students of all faiths who are serious about their academic work, a pursuit of virtue, and the beauty, truth, and goodness found in our Western heritage. Recommended for High School Juniors and Seniors. See the list of colleges that currently accept CLT test results.




Standardized Tests for Merit Awards

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. Offers above-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, and need-based financial aid. Enrollment in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search or 7th Grade Talent Search is required to participate in most Duke TIP programs.

NOTE: If your student participates in Duke TIP in 7th grade, those results can qualify for South Carolina Junior Scholars award. Your accountability director has to submit the recommendation form to the Department of Education. Notify your director when you get the test results for 7th grade so you don’t miss the deadline.

PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. PSAT/NMSQT scores are automatically screened for the National Merit®Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The test is only offered during October each year for 10th or 11th graders. Practice tests can help you determine how your student might perform on this test–so you know if it’s worth doing. Homeschool students can take this test at their local public school or at a private school location. Pre-register in August if you are interested in this test opportunity.

Read more about SC State Scholarships and Test Score Eligibility: The cost of college tuition can seem very overwhelming. But, these SC State Scholarships and Grants help make the opportunity more affordable.

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