Standardized tests

Hope Academy administers several standardized tests each year.

Advanced Placement® (AP)

Exams are used by the American educational system to demonstrate university preparedness. AP exams are given in May on schedules set by the College Board.  Students are not required to take the exams, but they may choose to take them regardless of enrollment in AP courses. A testing fee is required for each test.

Hope offers a selection of AP level courses in Grades 11-12.  From 2017-2022, of the HAB students who took 182 exams, 83% scored 3, 4, or 5.  AP exams taken over the past two years include: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Psychology, Statistics, and Modern World History.


Hope Academy is an SAT testing center for the convenience of its students and the wider community. Most HAB students take this exam in reading, writing, and math during Grades 11-12 to include in their university applications. Students register for the exam through the College Board site.

From the fall of 2018 to the summer of 2022, HAB students scored 1234 on average (EBRW: 596, Math: 642) on a total of 83 exams.


Each October, students in Grades 10 and 11 are encouraged to take the PSAT if they plan to attend a university in the US or if they are planning to take the SAT test in the future. A testing fee is required.

The Iowa Tests®

Given every April to students in Grades 3 through 8. Parents can receive the results from Hope Academy in the summer. The results are used primarily to help Hope Academy evaluate its own curriculum and programs.

AP®, SAT®, and PSAT/NMSQT® are registered trademarks of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which are not affiliated with, and do not endorse, this site.
The Iowa Tests® is a registered trademark of Riverside Assessments, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this site.