Assessment Information for Families

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    The Department of Assessment supports large-scale state and district assessments. Browse the resources to learn more about district-supported assessments. Contact your child's school for further details.

  • College Readiness Assessments (High School Students*, District/State)

    PSAT/NMSQT < Click to Learn More
    --Pre-SAT (10th grade); National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (11th grade)
      >>OPTIONAL grade 10; test paid for by district
      >>OPTIONAL grade 11; student fee paid to school, contact school counselor
      >>National Merit Scholarship information - Visit:
    ACT with Writing - Nevada, statewide high school administration
    --Nevada College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment
      >>Registration completed through school/district (January/February)
      >>REQUIRED grade 11
      >>REQUIRED graduating seniors who haven't taken the ACT with Writing
      >>Test date(s): March/April, check with zoned high school
      >>Registered students respond to questions and may send scores to selected colleges through MyACT

    National Assessments, College Entrance/Placement Exams

    --Assessment administration dates subject to change. Always check the website for the most current exam schedule.

    --Students with documented disabilities and English learners--Students requesting new testing accommodations and those with already approved accommodations must work with the school counselor or school test coordinator to request accommodated testing; begin this process 3-4 months prior to the test date (or earlier).


    *Local Homeschooled Students (high school level)--PSAT/NMSQT, ACT with Writing, AP exams

    • PSAT/NMSQT or ACT with Writing - High school students: To participate in district and state administrations, contact the school site test coordinator for your zoned high school at the beginning of the school year or at least 4 months prior to the scheduled test date to find out options for registering to test at the selected site.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) - On or before DECEMBER prior to the spring AP administration, review and follow procedures outlined on the College Board website and contact the local high school where the selected exam will be offered. See: Homeschooled Students