Important test dates to put on your calendar.
Juniors: First, all juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, March 3rd as
part of our Michigan state testing. Keep in mind that Mid-Winter break
for PPS is Friday, February 27th through Monday, March 2nd,
so it is very important that your student return from vacation in time to be
prepared for this important assessment. Second, the ACT WorkKeys test
will be given on Wednesday, March 4th. Third, juniors will
take the Michigan-based curriculum assessments in mid to late April.
Please keep your eyes and ears open for further information with much more
detail about spring testing for the class of 2016.
Freshmen and Sophomores: You will take the ACT Aspire test,
formerly known as the Plan, in mid to late April as well. The Aspire
is essentially an upgrade to the Plan test in that it aligns with
nationally-driven Common Core standards and also provides a more accurate
and extensive form of benchmarking for student achievement. More
details on the Aspire are at http://www.discoveractaspire.org/.
We appreciate your patience as we gather further
information to share with you all. Please watch our website, the Mustang
Minutes, and even the daily announcements for more communication in the
Listen up students--important ACT information: We are once
again announcing that students have free access to ACT's online test prep
website. Normally you students would have to pay a fee to gain access
to this website, but our GREAT PTO has given our school a gift and purchased
this for us. Letters have been mailed home to all of our 9th-11th
graders that give you login instructions, and how to navigate the website.
Juniors especially-this is an awesome way to start NOW to prepare for the
ACT, which you will be taking here at PCHS next March. And you
sophomores and freshmen, we recommend you login and begin to prepare as
well, as you will be taking the ACT Aspire test in the spring. So check the mail at home, and hang
onto those login instructions, but if you need help, please see Mr. Phillips
in the Study Lab. Studies have shown that the more you prepare for the
ACT ahead of time, the better you will do!
ACT and SAT National Test Dates and Info
All test dates, info, and registration occur online through each test's website. For ACT testing info go to www.actstudent.org. For SAT testing info go to www.collegeboard.com.
General information about ACT and SAT
11th graders who have signed up for the PSAT, be sure to put the
date of Saturday, October 18
at 8 am on your calendar. Registration is closed.