Testing Info, Registration, & Submissions

General Information

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Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities for admission purposes. The SAT includes the sections of Reading, Math, Writing & Language, and the essay. This exam is offered nationally every year in October, November, December, January, March, May and June. Please view all upcoming SAT test dates.

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The ACT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates. It includes the sections of English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and the Writing Test. This exam is offered nationally in September, October,December, February, April, and June. Please view all upcoming ACT test dates.

Texas Success Initiative


The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the “TSI,” is a test that determines the appropriate level of college coursework for an incoming college student. The TSI test consists of three separate exams: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. This test is administered here at DeSoto High School and Cedar Valley College. Please check the online calendar for upcoming dates. 

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AP Exam 

Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course — a successful score could even earn you credit and advanced placement in college. There are thirty-eight different exams. Please view the different test dates.