ACT - actstudent.org
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US. ERHS testing code: 020368
SAT - collegeboard.com
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing, and math. Almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admissions decisions. ERHS testing code: 020368
SAT vs. ACT? The following links provide information about how the two tests compare:
PSAT/NMSQT – October 15, 2016 at ERHS
The PSAT/NMSQT assesses the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyond. Students grades 10-11 may take the test; however, only 11th grade students may use their results to qualify for National Merit Scholarship consideration. The cost is $20. Please see your counselor for more information. Payments may be made to the Cashier or through Parent Connect on Zangle.
ASVAB – October 26, 2016 & February 23, 2017
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) helps students to identify their career interests and aptitude. Scores from this test are used by all branches of the military for job placements and recruiting. ERHS uses test results for career exploration only. For more information please visit the curriculum office.
Accuplacer - October 26, 2016 & February 23, 2017
The Accuplacer is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading, and writing as you prepare to enroll in college level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.
The ASD has formed a partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) to assist students in planning for their future after high school graduation by offering Juniors and Seniors the chance to take UAA’s placement test, the Accuplacer. Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT, or have not scored high enough to place them in college level math or English courses are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to learn more about the Accuplacer.
The Accuplacer can be taken at the UAA University Center or the UAA Eagle River Campus. The cost is $15.00. Periodically, the Accuplacer is offered at ERHS. Please see your counselor for more information.
Free PSAT Practice Tests: www.testclub.net/psat
Study Guide Zone: www.studyguidezone.com
Peterson Test Prep: This is available at your local public library. You will need a library card to access this test prep for free.
March2Success: Go to www.march2success.com to register for online test prep help. Site includes seven full length SAT and ACT tests, modules for math, English, science, writing and more. It can also be used as a study tool for the ASVAB. This site was developed by Peterson’s learning software company and is sponsored by the Army. Using the site is free and there is NO obligation to the Army.