Testing

Check out all the tests below to see more information about each of them!

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Holter by phone at 384-4274 ext. 2008 or by email at eholter@isd100.org


ACT

ACT Assessment is a multiple choice based assessment measuring academic achievement in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science.

  • The 45-minute English Test covers standard written English and rhetorical skills.
  • The Mathematics Test is a 60-minute test covering Pre Algebra through Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate and Plane Geometry and Trigonometry.
  • The Reading Test is a 35-minute test with questions based on reading prose passages.
  • The 35-minute Science Test covers 7 sets of scientific information from the natural sciences.
  • The 40-minute writing test is optional, but recommended.

TEST TIME:  3hrs 35 mins.  Includes 40 min optional Writing Test

 To register for the ACT:

To register for the ACT, click www.actstudent.org, create an account, and follow the instructions.
ACT telephone number: 319-337-1270
Use the 2017-2018 National Registration Folder
See Mr. Holter in the Guidance Office for assistance
Wrenshall’s code: 242-755

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Scores Available
Sept. 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017 Sept. 19, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 Sept. 23-Oct. 6,2017 November 14, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017 December 21, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 5, 2018 January 6-19, 2018 February 21, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018 April 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018 April 24, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018 TBD

**CAREER AND COLLEGE PLANNING:  Wrenshall School District has a number of requirements to fulfill for students’ career and college planning for students first enrolled in grade eight in 2012-2013 and later.  This includes offering students in grade 11 an opportunity to participate in a nationally recognized college entrance exam (ACT or SAT) on a school day.  Wrenshall School will continue to provide the ACT as it’s selected option.

This year, Minnesota made the legislative decision to no longer reimburse public schools for testing all students wishing to take the ACT test on a school day in the 2017-2018 school year.  Moving forward, all students will be offered the opportunity to test in school on a weekday, but only students who are eligible for educational benefits (also called free and reduced lunch or FRL) will be reimbursed.

**WRENSHALL SCHOOL’S ADMINISTRATION OF THE ACT:  This year’s ACT testing opportunity will be taking place on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018.  This is open to all JUNIORS who wish to participate.  THIS IS AN OPTIONAL EXAM, NOT A REQUIREMENT.

2018 ACT DISTRICT TESTING PARTICIPATION FORM:  ACT 17-18 newsletter-permission slip

Preparing for the ACT test booklet:  Preparing for the ACT 2017-2018  

SAT

SAT Reasoning Test measures critical thinking skills, mathematical reasoning and writing skills.  The 70-minute Math section consists of multiple choice and student produced responses to questions on number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; and statistics, probability and data analysis.  The Writing section focuses on grammar, usage and choice, assessed in a 35 minute multiple choice section and a 25-minute student produced essay.

SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in subject areas including English, history, mathematics, science and language.  Only some colleges require Subject Tests.  Check with the college(s) you are considering.  Note that although the Reasoning Test and Subject Tests are offered on the same day, you cannot take both exams on the same day.

TEST TIME:  3hrs 20 mins.  Includes Writing Test – Optional

To learn more, register and get free practice, click www.sat.collegeboard.org.  Fee waivers may be available in the Guidance Office for students who qualify.


ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses.  ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools.  The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisers and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.

ACCUPLACER test questions are based on your responses to previous questions.  Questions will either increase or decrease in difficulty depending on how you respond.  ACCUPLACER tests are untimed; however, it is important to allow yourself enough time to complete the test since test results are a key factor in determining the course(s) you can enroll in.  ACCUPLACER test results are available immediately following your test.  Before you take ACCUPLACER, make sure to ask the guidance counselor about your the school’s testing policies and procedures.

For more information:


ASVAB

What is the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)?

The ASVAB is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery that has been provided to high school and post-secondary schools since 1968.

The ASVAB was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program was developed with input from a panel of career development experts and designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.

The ASVAB Program recently was re-designed to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution.

**WRENSHALL SCHOOL’S ADMINISTRATION OF THE ASVAB:  Administration of the ASVAB to the Juniors will be taking place on Thursday, March 15th.  The Post-Test Interpretation Activity will be conducted on Wednesday, April 18th.  Further details will be provided closer to these dates.