Testing Information

  • ACT

    The ACT is a national college admission and placement examination.

    The ACT test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
    • The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
    • The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. 
    Wauwatosa West High School’s ACT Code is 502-433.
    Wauwatosa West is an official test site for the ACT for the December and April national test dates.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Test

    Advanced Placement (AP) is a program that gives students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while they are still in high school. Students may earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college.

  • ACT Aspire

    ACT Aspire Early High School assesses student readiness in English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing. ACT Aspire is an online assessment in Wisconsin except for students who require accommodations through Braille, Large Print or American Sign Language who will take ACT Aspire™ in a paper and pencil format.


    Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The SAT also features an optional essay component, which some colleges will require. Questions throughout the assessments focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research.

    The SAT is a widely used college admission test. The results are used by colleges and universities to make admission and financial aid decisions.

  • Wisconsin Forward Test

    As a part of the Wisconsin Statewide Assessment System, all Wisconsin students in grades 3-8 and 10 will participate in the Forward Exam this spring. The Forward Exam measures the skills and knowledge students need in order to be college and career ready in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, social studies, and science. The Forward Exam is administered online and is an untimed assessment.