Our state testing window begins on March 29, 2021 and extends through April 30, 2021. All hybrid students and eLearners will be automatically registered and scheduled to take the state-mandated assessments in person at Ponderosa.

State Assessment Excusal Process
Deadline: ASAP

To use the parent portal, you must have an active parent portal account. If you do not have a parent portal login, please contact our school registrar to request an activation key.

Study Resources

Here is a list of free resources that are available for students so that they can continue to prepare for the SAT:

PSAT 10 Full-Length Practice Tests
SAT Full-Length Practice Tests
Free personalized SAT prep on Khan Academy
How to Link College Board scores to Khan Academy

Assessment Coordinator

Kristen HoganKristen Hogan
Assistant Principal

State Mandated Assessments


DCSD Assessment Policy (IK)

State Assessment Excusal Process


State Assessments-Why?

Test Preparation

Khan Academy

Free SAT prep on Khan Academy

How to Link College Board scores to Khan Academy

College Direction

Doorway to College

Disclaimer: The links under test preparation will guide users to sites outside of Douglas County School District.  While we do not believe any of these sites will have inappropriate content, Ponderosa High School and the DCSD are not responsible for their content.





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