College Entrance & Placement Examinations
Accuplacer assesses college-level proficiency in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics, and is offered by Frederick Community College (FCC). Students can take the Accuplacer to qualify for one of FCC's courses, or to meet the College and Career Determination requirement.
Advanced Placement Exams (AP)
AP is a program of rigorous, college-level courses available at the high school level. National exams administered by the College Board allow students to earn college credit if they score 3 points or higher. MSD strongly urges students to challenge themselves by taking AP classes and the exams. It is also one way of meeting the College and Career Determination requirement.
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
The PSAT and the SAT must be taken at National Test Centers. Information about registration and accommodations is available from the high school Guidance Counselor.
Della Hager, M.A., N.C.C. | High School Guidance Counselor
American College Testing (ACT)
MSD offers the ACT Tests of Educational Development to help students prepare for the future. Each test measures academic achievement in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. In addition, each test provides the opportunity for students to complete an Interest Inventory. The results of the inventory are used in course, college, and career planning. Juniors and seniors are given the option to take the ACT. Successful performance on the ACT is a widely accepted college entrance requirement.
College Board Test Accommodations
Accommodations for Advanced Placement tests, SAT, and ACT are granted by the tests' creator, the College Board, to those students who have professionally diagnosed and documented disabilities. Therefore, some IEP accommodations granted for normal school testing may not be allowed for these tests.
Director of Academic Affairs