Ponderosa is a comprehensive high school that offers a variety of national assessments to serve the needs of our students. The assessments you find in this section are given to assist with college admission, program placement, and serve as a means of ensuring a top quality education.


PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT Information is located on the College Board website:

The SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that let students distinguish themselves in the college admission process by highlighting their strengths and interests in a specific subject areas, including math, science, history, literature, and languages. For more information, visit

Official SAT Practice

College Board and Khan Academy have joined together to help prepare students for the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9).
The website has the information needed to sign up for FREE assistance:

Students can also visit to access a FREE official SAT practice app, full SAT practice tests, and sample SAT questions.

(The Colorado Department of Education strongly recommends that students and parents review and discuss the
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Khan Academy Privacy Notice

AP College Board

Offering more than 30 courses, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program enables students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both while still in high school. Advanced placement information can be found by visiting the AP website:


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a career and vocational test used by the military to determine aptitudes in reading, math, science, as well as mechanical and vocational aptitudes. For more information about the ASVAB, please visit their website: ASVAB explained.

ACT® dates, times and locations can be found by visiting the ACT® website:
The ACT® is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.

Assessment Coordinator

Anitra Gallegos
Assistant Principal

Parent Resources

Parent Portal Login
Updating Parent Portal Info


Accessing Khan

PSAT/NMSQT & PSAT10 Calculator Policy

SAT Calculator Policy

Daily Practice App

SAT Practice Tests

CMAS Practice: ePAT under SCIENCE then HIGH SCHOOL

PSAT 10 Practice Test

PSAT 8/9 Inside the PSAT

Stated Mandated Assessments

DCSD Assessment Policy

DCSD Assessment Schedule

State Assessments - Why?

 Assessment Excusal

House Bill 15-1323

To request a paper version of CMAS ( juniors only), send an email by December 3, 2018 to

PHS Assessment schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Test Preparation

College Board & Khan Account Set Up

Kahn Academy

College Direction

Doorway to College

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