- Tartan High School
ACT for MN 11th Grade StudentsOn Tuesday, March 30, 2021 all 11th Grade Students at Tartan High School are eligible to take the ACT plus Writing test free of charge at Tartan.
What is the ACT?
The ACT is a three-hour, multiple-choice exam designed to measure academic achievement in four curriculum areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning and an optional Writing test. The purpose of the tests is to measure skills and knowledge developed since middle school. The optimal time to take the test is in the spring of your junior year. Students will fill out basic contact information and choose 4 colleges to send their scores to for free, by entering College Codes. Many colleges ACT test policies are changing due to COVID-19. Please look up specific colleges for information. If a student has an IEP or 504 Plan which may allow for accommodations, they will have a separate form to fill out. Please discuss this with the Case Manager or School Counselor.
Free ACT Test Preparation
- ACT Prep Book English
- ACT Prep Book Spanish
- Free ACT Practice Tests and Events (Free online test. Can take one time every 30 days)
- McGraw Hill 2 Practice Tests and Videos
- 100 Most Common ACT Words
- ACT Question of the Day
- ACT vs SAT
- ACT Pop Quiz
- ACT Question of the Day Delivered to Your Inbox
- Peterson's ACT Test Prep Subscription (Not free)
MCIS Free Prep for ACT/SAT/ASVAB/ACCUPLACER
**If you do not have an account please make an appointment with your counselor and they will help you create one
- MNCIS Link https://mncis.intocareers.org/materials/portal/home.html
- Username: Tartan and School ID (ex Tartan123546)**
- Password: Tartan and Graduation Year (ex Tartan2022)
- Test Prep -> College Entrance/GED/ASVAB Test
National Test DatesThe ACT is also administered on five national test dates in September, October, December, February, April, and June. More information can be found at www.actstudent.org. There is a fee to take the test on a National Testing day and fee waivers may be available from your School Counselor if you qualify. These ACT test dates will not take place at Tartan. If needed, Tartan's CEEB code is 242-327
+ Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) courses gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school—whether they're learning online or in the classroom. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement.
The new online payment system is available to make your student’s AP exam payment(s). Please use this link to access the online payment portal: AP Exam Payments. You will need to create an account if you haven’t already done so. The standard cost is $50.00 for each exam, or $10.00 per exam if your student is approved for the Free/Reduced lunch program.
For exam dates and fees, please click on the follow link: AP Exam Dates and Fees
+ ASVAB & ACCUPLACER
ACCUPLACER TestNo Current Test Dates at Tartan High SchoolFind a Testing Location here
ACCUPLACER tests help identify your knowledge, strength, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Along with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, your ACCUPLACER results help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success.
More information and practice tests can be found here.
ASVAB TESTNo Current Test Dates at Tartan High SchoolFind a Testing Location HereThe ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.Your scores in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge (see below) -- count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve your chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus you want.No obligation to the military is associated with taking the ASVAB. There are no fees to take the test.Test Prep Sites:
+ PSAT / NMSQT
PSAT/NMSQT (PreSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
It is necessary to take the PSAT to enter the National Merit Scholarship program (NMSQT) as a junior. The PSAT also gives you practice for college admissions tests such as the SAT and the ACT. The PSAT will give you a strong indication of how you might do on the SAT but is NOT a college admissions test and is NOT required in order to attend a four-year college.
All colleges that require an entrance exam as part of their admission decision will accept either the ACT OR the SAT.
Students may use a calculator on the math section of the test. Therefore, while it is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that all students bring a calculator on test day (students may not share calculators during the examination).
Sign ups will begin mid-December and payment will be made online. The cost of the test will be $17.00
Practice tests can be found at here.
What is the NMSQT? It stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It refers to the PSAT that students take in their sophomore or junior year to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition, along with tens of thousands of other students (around 1.6 million annually).
Any questions can be directed to Kelly Trivett at 651-702-8638 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org