College entrance exams play a very important part in the whole college entrance experience. There are two college entrance exams: the SAT and the ACT. Deciding which one to take is something that should be researched and discussed with your counselor. Both are accepted at almost all colleges. ACT is the most common test taken in the Midwest. For more information on these exams and others given at AHS, click on the links below.
Juniors are given the opportunity to take the WorkKeys for free in October.
22-23 School Year ACT WorkKeys Test Date: October 12, 2022
Link to the AHS WorkKeys Testing Site
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It is generally recommended that students BEGIN taking the ACT and SAT in the first semester of their junior year. Students wishing to take college classes while in high school will need qualifying test scores and may need to take the ACT earlier. AHS hosts the ACT test each time it is offered, except for the July date. The ACT has four parts: Reading Comprehension, Math, English, and Science.
|Test Date||Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline
Late Fee Applies
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|September 10, 2022||August 5||August 19||September 2|
|October 22, 2022||September 16||September 30||October 14|
|December 10, 2022||November 4||November 11||December 2|
|February 11, 2023||January 6||January 20||February 3|
|April 15, 2023||March 10||March 24||April 7|
|June 10, 2022||May 5||May 19||June 2|
|July 15, 2022||June 16||June 23||July 7|
In addition to these opportunities, The ACT will be given to all AHS Juniors who would like to take it for free on the first week of March 2022.
* AHS juniors are automatically signed up unless they opt out of taking the test.
Upcoming ACT Test Dates and Deadlines: Found at ACT.org
ACT Test Prep Information and Resource Sites
PowerPrep ACT Prep Sessions with Carolyn Devane:
Register for the WSU PowerPrep classes here.
Wichita State University – Saturday, February 11
Maize South – Mon. Feb 6 AND Tues. Feb 7
The SAT is also a standardized college admissions test that is widely accepted. The SAT has two parts (math and language arts), with 800 big the highest score for each part. AHS is not a location students can test for the SAT, but there are a few locations nearby that do hold it.
Upcoming SAT Test Dates and Deadlines: Found at CollegeBoard.org
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In October, juniors and sophomores have the opportunity to sign up and take the PSAT - the Preliminary SAT. This test not only serves as a practice test for the SAT, but it is also used as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. There is a small fee to take this test, and it is given at AHS during National Testing Day.
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PreACT provides students with a structured testing environment similar to what they will experience when taking the ACT, ACT test-quality questions, and predictive scores on the familiar 1–36 scale. This helps students get comfortable with the test and understand how they’re doing in core subjects. It also helps parents and educators identify areas where additional support might be necessary.
More information about the PreACT can be found here.
PreACT® 8/9 is a multiple-choice assessment that provides 8th and 9th grade students an early measure of College and Career Readiness while serving as a practice opportunity for the ACT® test. The State of Kansas is providing this test for free for all freshmen this year. Advantages of taking this test are:
More information about the PreACT 8/9 can be found here.
AHS Freshmen are given the opportunitiy to take the Pre ACT 8/9 each October.
22-23 School Year Pre-ACT 8/9 Test Date: October 12, 2022
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. This test is used to help students in looking at various careers and their aptitude for those careers.
KEY POINTS ABOUT THE ASVAB
• There is no cost!
• Participation does not commit you to the military in any way.
• The ASVAB CEP helps you understand your unique skills and interests, identify potentially satisfying careers,
and discover all the different ways to get to your dream job.
• The ASVAB CEP is a great opportunity for those who are not sure about what they want to do after they finish high school.
More information about the ASVAB can be found here.
(Source: Intelligent.com “The 10 Best ACT Prep Courses and Classes of 2021”)
Method Prep classes are no-nonsense online classes that each focus on a specific section of the test. In these short classes, we’ll present strategies and content essential for students who want to raise their scores.
Link to Method Prep ACT Power Online Courses