The Accuplacer is the assessment used by two-year and technical schools within the Minnesota State College and University system.


The ACT and the SAT Reasoning Test are college admission tests.

AP Testing

Advanced Placement courses let students participate in college-level coursework while enrolled in a high school setting. If you have questions regarding AP testing, please contact our AP Coordinator, Beth Salmon at esalmon1@sowashco.org.


These scores help students to get a good sense of their verbal, math, and science and technical skills compared to other students in the same grade.


The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT.

Test Prep

There are several ways to prepare for the SAT, ACT, or PSAT. Some are free and others charge a fee.