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The ASVAB will be offered in the Fall of 2023 and the Spring of 2024.
Our Fall ASVAB was offered on November 8, 2023 in the LHS Library. Doors open at 7:15 am.
The Spring 2024 ASVAB will be offered on March 6, 2024 in the LHS Library. Doors will open at 7:15 am.
Click here to sign up NOW! Spring 2024 ASVAB Sign Up!
ASVAB Testing Prep:
ACT & SAT
Here are the 2023-24 ACT/SAT Dates of the two exams. This sheet lists the differences between the two exams. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take the ACT and SAT as many times as they can to achieve their highest scores. Keep in mind, the APS (Alaska Performance Scholarship) requires a minimum ACT or SAT Score. More information and study guides available here.
If you are using an ACT Fee Waiver or a SAT Fee Waiver, you can NOT register for the late registration dates.
ACT/SAT Waived for some schools (Including UAF) Most schools are waiving the ACT/SAT testing requirements for Fall 2021 College applications. This is not a blanket statement as each school has their own requirements, so please check with your school on their current requirements and policies. If applying to UAF, due to COVID-19, ACT scores will be waived for the 2020-2021 academic year.
UAF Current Testing Availability
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about proctoring services.
There are a multitude of SAT and ACT Test Prep programs online that incorporate math, reading, and writing study guides, vocabulary flash cards, practice quizzes / explanations, and simulated practice tests. The following are a few that have been suggested to our staff.
Free SAT and ACT Help
Free ACT resources: https://www.varsitytutors.com/act-practice-tests
Free SAT resources: https://www.varsitytutors.com/sat-practice-tests
All 120 subjects: https://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
AK STAR for all 9th and 10th grade students
The Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR) is the new state summative assessment. It is replacing the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) for the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics assessments starting in the spring of 2024. This assessment is administered to students in grades 3-9, and assesses their understanding of the Alaska ELA and Mathematics Standards adopted in 2012. Additionally, the Alaska Science Assessment is administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 10, and assesses students’ understanding of the Alaska Science Standards adopted in 2019.
Absolutely NO electronic devices, besides those used for testing, will be allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, laptops, iPads, e-readers, smart watches, fitness trackers, etc. Please be mindful of this and ask your child to leave personal electronic devices at home on the days they are scheduled to test. If an electronic device is medically necessary, contact the principal to discuss this.
This link will direct you to the AP Exam Registration, Costs, Dates & Times. By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses; most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.
Each university has their own Credit Policy for the minimum score requirement of an AP exam.
Interested in the Alaska Works Training Partnership. Click here for more information. It is recommended by the Job Center and NineStar staff that you take the practice assessment first to better prepare for the WorkKeys® test. The pre-assessment program is called ACT curriculum.
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
The PSAT has been rescheduled for October 24 & October 25, 2023. Check in will begin at 7:15 am at Hering Auditorium (changed to Library). Ms Alexander will notify you by email with your testing date information. Until then, you have extra time to study and practice by using this link: PSAT Practice
Pay online through your POWERSHCOOL Account or in person at the Office: Deadline for payment is September 27, at 2:30. (Deadline Updated)
Once payment is made, you are signed up. A Google form will be sent to gather information needed to register. The PSAT will be digital this year.
Please bring your Chromebook fully charged.
If you have a question or need more information, please contact Honey Alexander at: (907) 456-7794 ext. 17532 or email: email@example.com.
Questions? See Ms. Alexander in the Counseling Department