The East Greenbush CSD uses tests throughout the school year to evaluate what students have learned and to determine future instruction. The District also administers state-mandated tests throughout a student’s K-12 education, including the grades 3-8 math and ELA tests each spring and Regents Exams required for graduation.

2024-25 Testing Schedule

  • August Regents Exams
    • Monday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 20
  • January Regents Exams
    • Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, January 24
  • NYS ELA Exam Testing Window
    • Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11 (Grades 3-5)
    • Wednesday, April 30 – Thursday, May 1 (Grades 6-8)
  • NYS Math Exam Testing Window
    • Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2 (Grades 3-5)
    • Monday, May 5 – Tuesday, May 6 (Grades 6-8)
  • NYS Science Exams
    • Monday, May 12 (Grade 5)
    • Wednesday, May 14 (Grade 8)
  • June Regents Exams
    • Tuesday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 11
    • Tuesday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 18
    • Friday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 25


The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. Students typically take the exam in the spring of Junior year and in the fall of Senior year.

PSAT (Practice SAT)

The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships in their junior year. This exam is recommended for Juniors and Honors English Sophomores in the fall.

  • The PSAT is 2 hours, 45 minutes long
  • Multiple-choice test in Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Costs $18.00 (2019-20)
  • Offered here at CHS in the fall
  • Counselors will go into English classrooms to provide students registration information in September


The Pre-ACT is recommended for Sophomores and is offered at Columbia High School during Regents Week in January.

  • Test is administered Friday, January 26, 2024 starting at 7:15 a.m.
  • The Pre-ACT is 2 hours, 10 minutes but an additional 60 minutes for pre-administration activities
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Costs $19.00 (2024)
  • Counselors will go into English classrooms to provide students registration information in December
  • Register for Exam

AP Exams

The College Board is planning to administer AP exams in the traditional pencil and paper format (which is subject to change) in May 2024. Any changes will be communicated prior to testing by the College Board.

Columbia High School will be offering the following AP exams this year during the AP testing window of May 6-10 and May 13-17, 2024.

Week 1 Morning (8:00 a.m.) Afternoon (12:00 p.m.)
Monday, May 6, 2024 Chemistry
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 Microeconomics
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 English Literature and Composition
Thursday, May 9, 2024 Environmental Science
Friday, May 10, 2024 U.S. History


Week 2 Morning (8:00 a.m.) Afternoon (12:00 p.m.) Afternoon (2:00 p.m.)
Monday, May 13, 2024 Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 English Literature and Composition Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 World History
Thursday, May 16, 2024 Biology
Friday, May 17, 2024 Physics 1: Algebra-Based Physics 2: Algebra-Based