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Ridge View High SchoolGuidance Testing

American College Test (ACT)
This assessment is a test similar to the SAT and is administered by the American College Testing Program of Iowa City, Iowa.  It is used by many schools for the same purposes as the SAT. Currently about 95% of South Carolina colleges and universities will accept either the ACT or the SAT for admissions purposes.  For more information, check out the ACT website.

End-of-Course (EOC) Tests
South Carolina requires students in Algebra I, Algebra I Part 2, Biology, English I and U.S. History to take an end-of-course examination to earn a Carnegie unit in these courses.  The EOC test counts 20% of the final course grade.

Ridge View administers the PSAT, a test similar to the SAT, to 10th and selected 11th grade students.  This test is the instrument used to determine eligibility to compete for National Merit Scholarships and Palmetto Fellows Scholarships.  The test will be administered during the Fall semester.

PLAN is a national achievement test that enables students to practice items that will prepare them to take the ACT.  It will provide students specific information on academic areas they should work on to perform better on the ACT.  This test will be administered during the Fall semester.

Scholastic Aptitute Test (SAT)
The test is administered by the College Board and required for admission to most colleges and universities.  It is given on Saturday mornings throughout the year at RVHS and other locations in the Columbia area.  Achievement tests, which are also administered by the College Board, and are required by some colleges, are given on several of these same test dates.  For more information, check out the College Board website.