Science and Technology Testing
A nationally normed multiple-choice achievement test is administered to eighth and ninth grade students as part of the Science and Technology Admissions Program. Each test consists of two timed subtests: reading comprehension and mathematics problem solving. The total test takes approximately two hours to complete. Three Science and Technology centers service Prince George's County schools: Oxon Hill High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Charles Herbert Flowers High School. Students accepted for admission will attend one of the three Science and Technology Centers based upon their legal home residence in Prince George's County.
This year ALL PGCPS applications for grade 8 and 9 students will be done electronically. This process will be initiated by the guidance counselor at your child's school. PGCPS students applying for the program will receive a printed application for their parents to sign. Once signed, it will be returned to the school guidance counselor and verified via the online application process.
For students currently attending private schools, they may pick up applications from their school, one of the three Science and Technology Program centers, or contact the PGCPS Department of Testing.
Charles Herbert Flowers Eleanor Roosevelt Oxon Hill High
Click here to identify the Science and Technology Center for a particular address.
Click here to download a copy of the Non Public Science and Technology Appplication. This application must be printed and completed by your school's principal, headmaster, counselor, or registrar.
Spring testing is ONLY reserved for those students who enrolled in PGCPS after Nov. 1, 2013 or students who were registered to test in Dec. 2013 but due to documented extenuating circumstances failed to test. Those circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Applications for the Spring test are due to the Department of Testing no later than mid April.
December 4, 2013 (Middle School Students)
December 7, 2013 (Grade 9 and Private School Students)
Applications are available and submitted by the guidance office of public middle and high schools. Non-public applications are available online and are due by Friday, November 8, 2013. For questions, please call the Department of Testing (301) 702-3860 ext 233. Applications for students enrolled in Prince Georges County Public schools are due to the Department of Testing on Friday, November 1, 2013.
The scores from each of the subtests along with grades in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies from the four quarters of the previous school year (in some cases trimester) and the first grading period of the current school year are combined to create a total score. Parents may use the SchoolMAX Family Portal to view the grades used in the formula. (Click here for directions) The total score provides the basis for selection to the High School Science and Technology Program. Approximately 2,500 students take this examination, although over 3,000 applications are filed by the time the examination is administered. Nearly twenty percent of the students taking the examination are offered admission to the Program.
| Contact Information:
|Middle and High School Guidance Counselors
|Department of Testing (301-702-3860)
Troy Brockett, Supervisor (245)
Donna Bradshaw-Pelote, Testing Specialist (ext. 247)
Lydia D'Alois, Testing Specialist (ext. 229)
Donna Jenkins, Technician (ext. 233)