State Assessments

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    High School State Assessments

    Nevada High School Science - Focused on Life Science/Biology standards. Taken in spring of freshman (9th) or sophomore (10th) year. Results may be used in the Nevada School Performance Framework/NSPF (the school's report card).
    ACT with Writing - Participation required for graduation. Taken spring of junior year (grade 11).
    Students may participate in several other district, state, or national assessments based on course enrollment (e.g. End of Course finals, Advanced Placement, Career and Technical Education). Consult with your student's counselor for more information about the standardized tests your student will take.
    Beginning with the 2016 cohort, students may qualify for a standard diploma only after they participate in the College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment during their junior year and meet all other requirements for graduation.
    WCSD Standardized Assessments:

College Readiness Assessments


    Phone: 866-433-7728
    October 11, 2017 (Wednesday)--PSAT and NMSQT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (all WCSD 10th graders; open to interested 11th graders for a fee)

    ACT (

    Phone: 319-337-1270
    February 27*, 2018 (Tuesday)--ACT with Writing, Nevada/Statewide
    --All WCSD 11th graders participate in the ACT with Writing (state/district paid) and 12th graders who have not yet taken the ACT with Writing; REQUIRED for Graduation
    *Test date and test mode (paper or computer/online) may vary by school/location. Special statewide/district administration dates, open to Nevada public and charter school students only.
    NEW! Student Resources--ACT Toolkit

    SAT (

    Phone: 866-756-7346

Additional Resources

  • Learn Online! There are a number of resources available online to help students learn and review skills and content for multiple subjects.

    ♦  Khan Academy  (a not-for-profit organization with a goal of providing free access to quality education materials and resources in multiple subjects - math, science, humanities and finance).


    ---RISE Academy for Adult Achievement, Washoe County School District

    RISE Academy for Adult Achievement offers education services to adult students 18 years and older at no cost.

    To register:
    1. Go to >
    2. Register as a student. Scroll down to Quick Links and launch the "Online Registration" form and complete and submit the application.
    3. Meet with a counselor.  Call ahead to check on counselor availability, 337-9939, then go to: 1301 Cordone Ave, 2nd Floor.

         RISE Academy for Adult Achievement
           1301 Cordone Ave (2nd Floor)
           Reno, NV 89502
           (775) 337-9939

Alternative to High School Diploma

  • High School Equivalency (HSE)
      The HSE program is for students who have not yet graduated from high school and are seeking the HSE credential through taking the GED, Hi-SET, or TASC examinations. Note: High school equivalency does not equate to a standard high school diploma and may not be accepted in place of a diploma. Consult with a counselor and check entry requirements for desired career paths and post-secondary institutions.
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