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     TESTING UPDATES FOR 2017-2018

     

    EOC (End of Course) and NCFE (North Carolina Final Exams):
    • EOC test requirements include Biology, English II and Math I for all students.
    • NCFE test requirements include all other core classes. (Science, English, Math, Social Studies)
    • All students are required to participate in their enrolled EOC and/or NCFE course exams.
    • Please avoid traveling during testing dates, as early testing is not permitted and make-up testing is limited. 
     
    Fall testing will be January 19-25, 2018
    Spring testing will be June 4-8, 2018
     
     
     
    Math I Field Testing from DPI (Department of Public Instruction) has been assigned to all Math I students this school year.   Results about individual students or schools will not be reported.  This field test will not impact the student's grade or proogress in the class.  Students do not need to prepare for this test and will take a minimal amount of time.  The purpose of the field test is to collect data needed to develop high-quality, technically-sound assessments.  The date for this fall testing has yet to be determined.
     
    ASVAB
    The ASVAB will be given to any 10-12th grade students on November 30th for free. This test is a great tool for students exploring career options. To register for the ASVAB, click HERE.  ASVAB test prep can be found here
     
    ACT
    Juniors will take the ACT for free at Parkwood High School on February 27, 2018. No student registration is needed for this test.  You must be enrolled at PWHS as a Junior in PowerSchool to take the test.  The results from the ACT can be used for college admissions and scholarship opportunities. ACT test prep can be found here. 
     
    SAT
    For the first time ever, the SAT will be given to 11th grade students for free at Parkwood High School on April 24, 2018 for free! No student registration is needed for this test.  You must be enrolled at PWHS as a Junior in PowerSchool to take the test. The results from the SAT can be used for college admissions and scholarship opportunities.  Free SAT test prep can be found through College Board and Khan Academy
     
      
    PSAT Test

     

    PSAT Results will be given out to students on Friday, Jan. 12.  Students in 10th and 11th grade students who took the test on October 11th will receive their test score report and their actual test booklet for item analysis.  Students can use their unique access codes to get their full reports online at studentscores.collegeboard.org.  Access codes are printed on the front cover of the student score report in blue.  On the inside right cover, students can view their strengths and weaknesses.  Once identified, students can utilize Khan Academy (satpractice.org) for free to improve those skills identified. National Merit that is presented at the top center of the report is a scholarship competition for 11th grade students.  If you are in 11th grade, you can see if you qualified for this specific program as well.  National Merit information can be found at www.nationalmerit.org.  On the backside of the score report, students can see their question and answer feedback for test analysis.  Students can also see questions, and the answer explanatins online at studentscores.collegeboard.org as well.  If you have any questions about your score report, feel free to contact your school counselor at 704-764-2900.  

     
     
    All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT for free on October 11, 2017 at Parkwood High School. There is no registration requirement for PW students. PSAT make-up is October 25th.   
     
    • Those students who are homeschooled and would like to take the PSAT at Parkwood, the cost is $16.  This will be a first come, first serve on a limited basis.  Email Chrissy Rape at chrissy.rape@ucps.k12.nc.us to reserve a PSAT. 
     
    • Students should bring a calculator for the PSAT, as they will not be provided.  

    Have you taken the PSAT? If so, then the"My Quickstart"from College Board can provide you information based upon your score for the following:

    • Analysis of your PSAT score
    • Provide you with an SAT Study Plans
    • Information about your personality
    • Your future major and career information
    • College Matches
    • Future AP Potential
    • Test prep can be found on Kaplan and on College Board

    All that you need is your Online Access Code located at the bottom of your Score Report. If you have any questions, the Counseling Center can help you! Log onto the site at https://quickstart.collegeboard.org/posweb/login.jsp.

     

    Pre-ACT 

    All 10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT on November 8th for free during the school day.   

    Why take the Pre-ACT?  See what US News has to report! 

     

    ACT AND SAT Tests

    Want to know what your approximate conversion score is from a SAT to ACT or ACT to SAT? Use this link for an easy comparison: http://convertyourscore.org/.

    Students can study for the SAT and ACT for free by using the following link, www.march2success.com, or Khan Academy or Kaplan

    March 2 Success is a Army sponsored site that includes the following:
    • High School Math and Verbal SkillsBrush up on your high school reading and math skills with this online course. Features a diagnostic test, personalized learning lesson path, and practice tests covering high school level reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math.
    • College Readiness Online Course. This online course is designed to help you improve your essential math, English and writing skills needed to perform well on college placement exams and take college level course work. Includes a diagnostic test followed by a personalized learning path, quizzes and practice tests.
    • High School Science HubPractice high school science with courses designed to help you brush up on the materials in high school science classes - Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    SAT changes can be found here.

    Khan Academy offers a free SAT prep site that students can use.  
     
    Prepfactory.com is another free ACT + SAT prep website.  
     
     
    2018 AP exam schedule
    Students taking an AP courses are required to participate in their respective AP exam.  
    Additional AP information can be found on College Board.
    What do the test changes in AP History (Euro, US, World) possibly mean for you? 
    Here you will find specific AP course information from College Board. 
     
     
    • May 7, noon- Psychology
    • May 9, 8:00 am- English Literature and Composition
    • May 10, 8:00 am- US Government and Politics
    • May 10, noon Environmental Science
    • May 11, 8:00 am- US History
    • May 11, AP Art portfolios due by 8:00 pm
    • May 15, 8:00 am- Calculus AB and BC
    • May 16, 8:00 am- English Language and Composition 
    • May 17, noon- World History
    • May 18, noon- European History