Please drop us an email with your full postal service mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 2013-2014 WATS season. Bulletins and Applications for the current season have been mailed. Please note that we now have an ONLINE APPLICATION that we encourage our families to use to expedite the process.
2013-2014 Testing Dates
EXPLORE 2013-2014 will test Nov 9, Jan 25, and Feb 15
ACT 2013-2014 will test Dec 14 and Feb 8
SAT 2013-2014 will test Dec 7 and Jan 25
The Western Academic Talent Search is an academic talent search program based on above-level testing and optimal match. Since many bright young students achieve above grade level, the talent search may more accurately measure their abilities than traditional in-grade achievement tests. The SAT, ACT, and EXPLORE tests provide a higher ceiling and valuable assessment information for young academically talented students. Taking these tests also provides students with early experience in taking college entrance-type tests. Students who have participated over the years report increased comfort with standardized testing and significant score gains based upon Talent Search experiences.