Are you part of the Free or Reduced Lunch program? Speak to Ms. Alexander at the College and Career Center in the Counseling Office to see if you qualify for a fee waiver, or fee reduction.
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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 2022. 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.
ACT & SAT
Here are the ACT SAT Test Dates of the two exams. This sheet lists the differences between the two exams. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take the SAT and ACT 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 email@example.com to inquire about proctoring services.
As of 10/29, UAF continues to be offering the ACT and SAT proctor services.
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
The PSAT will be scheduled TBD in October 2022. Pay Online for the PSAT
For more information please contact Honey Alexander at Honey.Alexander@k12northstar.org
ASVAB - will be offered in the Fall of 2022 and the Spring of 2023. Dates are yet to be determined.
ASVAB Testing Prep:
Free PSAT and ASVAB Preparation
Exam Focus Website
Questions? See Ms. Alexander in the College and Career Center