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Standardized Testing

NDA works hard to prepare students to take the necessary standardized tests in order for our students to pursue college or the world of work.  

ACT/SAT Test Prep:

  • Free Practice ACT Books - The Counselors Office has free Practice ACT booklets.  Stop by and pick up a free ACT Practice test booklet.  There is 1 Practice ACT inside each...and answers are in the back.  
  • Request a Copy of Your ACT Test Questions and Answers (this is another way to Prep for the ACT...see more information below)
    • If you order and pay for a Test Information Release (TIR) during the registration process and test at a national test center on a national test date that offers this service, you will receive a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, a list of your answers, and the answer key.

    • Link to ACT: Test Information Release (TIR)

ACT/SAT Test Dates and Registration:

PSAT Information 

(PSAT taken by NDA Sophomores & Juniors in the Fall)

For more information on PSAT and ACT Testing at NDA, contact Chrissy Monohan at

Standardized Tests at NDA:


  • Fall: PSAT (Practice SAT Test)  

  • Fall: PSAT/NMSQT (Practice SAT & National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) 
  • Spring: Official ACT Test during a school day.  
    • This test will not include the Plus-Writing. 
    • This is an Official Test and students can send their scores from this test to colleges/military/etc. 
    • Students will register for this special ACT Test during school with NDA's Academic Counselors. 

AP (Advanced Placement) Testing: 

  • Advanced Placement (AP) tests are held each Spring at NDA.  
  • Students can register to take an AP Exam for a Subject even if they have not taken the AP Course for that Subject.  This is often called "Self-Studying".    
  • For more information on AP Exams or "Self-Studying", contact our AP Coordinator, Kelly Burgei, at  

Accommodations for Standardized Testing:

  • Students that may qualify for accommodations on these tests must see her Counselor to have her assist in the application process. Accommodations have been granted for many reasons such as a diagnosed and recently confirmed learning impairment such as ADHD, or health related issue such as diabetes. 
  • The ACT and CollegeBoard (SAT/PSAT/AP) have strict guidelines and requirements for accommodations on these standardized tests. Please see the websites of each Testing Agency for more information on disability resources and accommodations.
  • For information and assistance with testing accommodations, contact Chrissy Monohan at