One of the requirements for admission to GCSO is a copy of recent standardized test scores. These test scores will help us determine the best way we can serve your family. If your student has not taken a standardized test within the last year, we suggest you plan to take one as soon as possible.
Examples of common standardized tests are the Stanford Achievement Test (Stanford 10), Terra Nova, Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE), Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), MAP, SAT, ACT, and STAR. At a minimum, the test needs to assess reading and math skills.
Where to obtain testing
Families needing standardized testing should consider one or more of the options below.
- Contact the Guidance Counseling office at your local public school. Schools themselves offer standardized tests (usually in the Spring). They also can direct you to other tests being offered in the area.
- The SSAT is offered at many locations in the U.S. and internationally. They offer the test eight times a year in the U.S. and Canada and five times a year internationally. To get more information and register, visit the SSAT website.
- If you are in the Metro Detroit area, SCS offers the MAP test each year and you can take the test on location. Contact our admissions office for more information.
- BJU Press offers the Stanford 10 by mail. Visit BJU Press for more information.