Standardized Testing

the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.

-Julian Castro, 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Standardized tests are used by colleges and universities as an additional component in their admissions process. For example, the ACT and the SAT are the two main standardized tests for college admissions. These tests are normally taken during a student’s junior year, but there are other tests high school students will take such as Advanced Placement (AP) tests, the PSAT 10, and the PSAT/NMSQT.

Here at Latinx Opportunities, we seek to offer detailed informations about the tests and free resources all in one website to make it easier for students. Feel free to click below to view more information about select standardized tests.


Two of the first standardized
tests students take in high
school are the PSAT/NMSQT 
and the PSAT 10. These tests
are the same thing but taken
during different times of the
year and allow students to
qualify for different scholarships.


The SAT is an entrance exam used by colleges admissions. This standardized exam, managed by the College Board, is a multiple choice exam where students will be tested on their reading, writing and comprehension, and mathematical skills. The SAT offers an optional writing test. For those who have already taken the PSAT 10/PSAT NMSQT, the SAT will feel very familiar.


The ACT is a standardized
college entrance exam
used by colleges and
universities to assist in
their admissions process.
The ACT is divided
into four different multiple
choice tests and offer an
optional ACT Writing Test.

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) program, administered by the College Board offers high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses. At the end of every year, students can take AP tests in order to obtain college credit.