PSAT-Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test

  • For students in grades 10 & 11

  • October 12 (Wed) 9:30 AM at CAJ

  • Cost is ¥5000 for SSS members (¥10,000 for non-members)

Sign up by emailing us: sss@caj.ac.jp (We will need to know the student's full name and current grade)


SSS students have priority for testing at CAJ. If you are an SSS student and are applying to take the SAT at CAJ, please reach out to us if CAJ does not appear as a test center when registering on the College Board website.

AP Testing

Due to limited space, we are only able to accommodate SSS students for AP testing at CAJ. The AP exams being offered at CAJ this year (May 2023) are:

  • Calculus AB

  • Calculus BC

  • Chemistry

  • English Language and Composition

  • English Literature and Composition

  • Macroeconomics

  • Microeconomics

  • Physics 1

  • Physics 2

  • Physics C

  • Statistics

  • World History: Modern

Cost: ¥25,000 per AP exam

The signup for the 2022-2023 academic year is now CLOSED

The deadline for signing up is September 30, 2022.

If your child/student is interested in taking any AP exams at CAJ next school year (May 2024), please reach out to SSS as early as possible. We will not know the definitive lineup of tests being offered at CAJ until September 2023, but the signup deadline comes quickly after that.

Achievement Testing for Homeschoolers

SSS has had to transition away from using the Iowas Tests for achievement testing as the form we use is no longer being published.

We have researched several alternative achievement tests, and information about three types that can be administered at home is outlined below.

IOWA Assessments Online

For K5-grade 8

BJU Press's website outlines information about the types of online assessments they offer, one of which is the IOWA Assessments Online. It can be administered by parents at home but must be completed on the testing dates available and they are all in the Eastern Time zone. The test is all online, administered in multiple sections, over the course of two consecutive days. The test must be completed during the allotted time given. Find out more details about this assessment here.

Personal Achievement Summary System (PASS)

For grades 3-8

With the PASS Test, parents are sent the testing materials and will have a four-week window during which to test their child in reading, language, and mathematics. The tests are all untimed.

You may sign up for this test directly with Hewitt Homeschooling, the foundation behind the test. The description, pricing and online order form can be found on this page. Despite what it says on their website, we have confirmed with them that they do ship overseas.

California Achievement Test (CAT)

For grades 3-8

The CAT can be administered by parents at home. The test is all online, administered in multiple sections, and you are given the flexibility of choosing when to complete the test; so there are no time zones to contend with. Tests are scored immediately, with comprehensive results available right away.

Find out more and order online here.