State & Standardized Testing

Standardized/College Admissions Testing:

Students are encouraged to begin taking the SAT and/or the ACT college entrance exams starting in the spring semester of their junior year.  Many students take the SAT and/or ACT two or more times because they often improve their scores.  Most colleges will take your best scores (super score). Seniors wishing to improve their SAT and/or ACT scores can often retest in September or October and still meet many college application deadlines. Most colleges accept either test.  Consult college websites to determine if one is preferred or required. 

Students should check the admission requirements of the colleges they plan to attend to determine the importance in each admissions decision.

Most colleges require you to send SAT/ACT scores directly to them from the testing agency.  You will need the college codes of any schools you want to receive your scores when you register for this test. 

Important Numbers on SAT/ACT/AP Registration Forms: 
SAT and ACT CEEB – 153900

Test Center Code for ZCHS on ACT– 167020
Test Center Code for ZCHS on SAT  15-855

College admissions test assessing what students learn in high school and what students need to succeed in college which satisfies requirements at most colleges and has the option of adding a writing test, which may be required at some colleges/universities.
College admissions test measuring academic achievement which satisfies requirements at most colleges and has the option of adding a writing test, which may be required at some colleges/universities.
Subject-area tests required by some colleges as part of the admissions process and used by some schools for class placement or to award credit. Students should consult the college's website to determine if SAT Subject Tests are required for admission. 

PSAT/NMSQT (Practice SAT): Wednesday, November 1, 2016

The PSAT test is administered to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors each fall semester.  The PSAT is a practice test to prepare students for the SAT that draws on research-based evidence that defines the knowledge and skills that are most essential for readiness and success.   The PSAT taken during the junior year also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

For more information regarding PSAT/NMSQT: 

PSAT/NMSQT Score Report: Receive feedback, practice and college planning based on your PSAT/NMSQT results.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams:  May 6, 2019 - May 17, 2019

AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students' ability to perform at a college level. AP Exams are three-hour subject area exams that could earn students college credits.

For more information regarding AP Exams visit: 

AP Credit Policy Search


Indiana State Standardized Testing- ISTEP+: Spring Semester

Beginning with the class of 2019, students must pass the ISTEP test (English and Math) in grades 9-10 to earn a high school diploma.

Indiana State Standardized Testing- CORE 40 End of Course Assessments (ECA):

Classes of 2017-2018 must pass the Algebra I and English 10 End of Course Assessments to earn a high school diploma. 

For more information regarding End of Course Assessments visit: