The key details you need, whether you’re thinking about an AP test, the MCAs or college entry exams
The growth and achievement of each student at New Code Academy’s is far more than any test can measure. Testing gives you a unique way to understand and monitor your learning progress, earn college credits, strengthen your college application, compete for academic college scholarships and practice the lifelong skills of preparation and performance.
- Advanced Placement® (AP)
- Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)
- ACT and SAT exams
Not sure what tests are the most important to your figure goals? Contact a teacher or your counselor — our whole New Code Academy team is ready to help you plan, prepare and succeed.
And remember, there’s much more to graduation than standardized tests and entrance exams. Check out the graduation requirements for New Code Academy to make sure you have a plan to graduate and your goals.
Advanced Placement® (AP)
New Code Academy students who enroll in AP courses have the opportunity to take a comprehensive exam at the end of the year to earn college credit. Taking the AP exam for a class is optional and does not affect the New Code Academy grade you get for the class. It is a standardized exam given by the College Board, an independent nonprofit organization, and is designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course.
Visit the New Code Academy high school course catalog to explore the AP course options available to you during high school. If you’d like help deciding if AP classes and exams fit well with your academic goals, let your teacher or counselor know.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)
The MCAs are tests in reading, mathematics and science that are given to Minnesota students every year to meet federal and state legislative requirements. The tests are designed to compare student performance to the standards of what students in a particular grade should know and be able to do.
At New Code Academy, students will take the MCAs in the (grades, season, etc.). Your MCA participation, including preparation for the exams and reporting of results after the exams, will be coordinated by the New Code Academy team.
ACT and SAT college exams
The ACT and SAT are the two primary college readiness exams used by colleges and universities across the U.S. The New Code Academy team is here to help you decide on which test or tests to take, based on your goals for college and career.
Here are answers to a few of the most common questions students ask (or wonder!) about the SAT and ACT: