Testing & GPA Calculation

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College Tests

PSAT 10  The PSAT is a required test for all WCA Sophomores and helps identify areas for improvement in preparation for college entrance exams. 

PSAT/NMSQT 11  The primary purpose of this test is to give students the opportunity to qualify as National Merit Scholars. In the fall of their Junior year, exceptionally high scores qualify students for consideration in the NMS program.  An added benefit is exposure to other scholarship programs.

American College Test (ACT)   As a requirement for graduation, all juniors at WCA must take the ACT (American College Test), which is the most widely used college entrance test in the United States.  WCA’s average composite scores exceed state and national average scores. WCA is a ACT national test site. – ACT School code #344-352

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)  Virtually all colleges in the U.S. accept both ACT and SAT scores; therefore, we do not require students to take the SAT.  Some students may benefit by taking both tests.  Resources are available for those students electing to take the SAT. 

GPA Calculations

Grade Point Averages are calculated on 4.0 scales with .33 pt added and deducted for plus and minus grades. The .33 addition is not given for an A+ because the state does not allow more than a .5 addition for Honors or 1.0 addition for AP/Dual Enrollment.

Grading Scale/GPA Equivalents: (Beginning with the class of 2019)

              Grade        Gen           Honors      AP/CC

A+              98-100         4.00                4.50             5.00

A                93-97           4.00                4.50             5.00

A-               90-92           3.67                4.17            4.67

B+              87-89           3.33                3.83            4.33

B                83-86           3.00                3.50            4.0

B-              80-82           2.67                3.17             3.67

C+             77-79           2.33                2.83             3.33

C               73-76           2.00                2.50             3.0

C-              70-72           1.67                2.17             2.67

D+             67-69           1.33                1.83             2.33

D               63-66           1.00                1.50             2.0

D-              60-62           0.67                1.17             1.67

F                0-59             0.00                0.00             0.00