Important Testing Websites

  • PSAT

    TUHSD is offering Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to take the PSAT test at no cost. The test will be given during the first hour to all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders on October 16, 2019. Tempe Union High School District will pay for and order an exam for each 9th-11th grader.


    SAT

    About the SAT: The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board.

    The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. 

    Overall, the higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.


    Khan Academy

    College Board and Khan Academy – are offering free test prep help to prepare for the PSAT and SAT.  They have also created a free app students can download on Androids or iPhones. Download their Android or iPhone app to start learning. Visit the following website to create your free Khan Academy account and link it to your College Board account: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat


    ACT

    About the ACT: The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc.

    The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. 

    Overall, the higher you score on the ACT and/or SAT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.


    Naviance

    We are pleased to introduce Naviance Student — a comprehensive website that you and your family can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. Naviance Student is linked with Naviance, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school. Counselors will assist students in creating their Naviance account.

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    Naviance Student allows students AND parents to:

    • Get involved in the planning and advising process — Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
    • Research colleges — Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
    • Research careers — Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments.
    • Create plans for the future — Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare students for future college and career goals.
    • Discover local and national scholarships — Built-in financial aid research tools allow you to find means to fund your post-secondary experience.