A wide variety of tests and assessments are provided to our students at various times of the year to measure their progress, as well as help them determine career opportunities, apply for college and seek scholarships.

All students are required to take the SAHS Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) in the Spring.

- Reading in Grade 10

- Mathematics in Grade 11

- Science when enrolled in Biology

The ACT, a college admission assessment, is administered to all 11th grade students in the state of Minnesota each spring.  There are multiple dates in various locations throughout the year in which students can register to take the ACT as well.  In the Fall, all 10th grade students will take a preACT, a prepatory assessment in the ACT format that yields a predictive ACT score.

Students may also choose to take Advanced Placement tests after completing an AP course, and the PSAT as a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.


October 6, 2020 ACT optional for the Class on 2021 only

October 12, 2020 Pre-ACT for A Day 10th grade students*

October 13, 2020 Pre-ACT for B Day 10th grade students*

October 14, 2020 PSAT/NMSQT optional for 11th/10th

*10th grade students in 100% learning at home will test on Oct. 12 or 13.

March 2, 2021 ACT for Class of 2022


For more information on the tests given at Stillwater Area High School click HERE.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

2021 AP testing takes place May 3-14

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Tests Given at Stillwater Area High School

Check out a list and brief descriptions of the tests given to our students throughout the year.