Tri-City United Public Schools 101 2nd St. NE, Montgomery, MN 56069 (507) 364-8100
TESTING
 

Accuplacer

Most two year community and technical colleges and even some four year colleges require their entering students to take the Accuplacer test. This test determines the level of classes that a student can register for at the college. The Accuplacer is composed of un-timed, computer adaptive, multiple choice tests. The system determines which courses are appropriate for students and whether college readiness classes are needed. Calculators, dictionaries, and other materials are not allowed in the testing area. The college assesses each student in writing, reading, and mathematic skills. Results are used for advising students in properly selecting and sequencing courses. Assessment takes place prior to registration and is a major component of our advising program. Students are strongly encouraged to study before taking the Accuplacer test. If you do not do well on a particular part of the Accuplacer test, you will need to take some remedial classes to get to the college level. Students will pay for these classes, but they will not go towards their college program/major. Doing well on the Accuplacer test will save the student time and money. www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/index.html South Central College in Faribault and Mankato give the Accuplacer Test. You can register to take the Accuplacer test at SCC at their website: www.southcentral.edu/general/accuplacer-general-info.html

THE ACCUPLACER TEST WILL BE GIVEN AT TCU HIGH SCHOOL TWICE A YEAR AT NO COST TO THE STUDENT.
       December 2018 TBD
       March 2019:  TBD

 


ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is required to enter the United States military, but is also an excellent test to take to help determine career choice. The ASVAB contains eight tests in the areas of verbal, math. science, and technical skills. The scores are linked to occupations that match the student's highest scores. This test is free of charge to the students and takes about three hours to complete. For more information about the ASVAB test, you can look at the website below or contact a military recruiter. www.asvabprogram.com

THE ASVAB TEST WILL BE GIVEN AT TCU HIGH SCHOOL IN THE FALL OF THE YEAR TO JUNIORS.
    Nov. 21 2018 - more info. to follow


ACT

CLASS OF 2019:  All Juniors will be taking the ACT test on April 2nd, 2019 at the American Legion in Montgomery as part of the state graduation testing.  Students will be able to use this as a college entrance test.

The ACT (American College Test) is an entrance test for four-year colleges/universities, which tests students in the areas of: math, reading, English and science. Most often students can take the ACT or the SAT as their college entrance test. The ACT is the most widely taken test in the midwest. Almost all four-year colleges will accept either test, but occasionally a college or scholarship program may prefer one over the other It is recommended that juniors take the test once – usually in April. When they receive their scores, they will have time to re-take the test again if they would like. Students may take the ACT test as many times as they would like, and colleges will take their best score. The ACT registration materials are in the Counseling Office. Fee waiver forms are available for those who qualify; see your counselor for more information. There are also old ACT tests and answers in the Counseling office that students can use to prepare for the test. Have questions that need answering? Check out the ACT Website at: www.act.org

2018-19
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29 - October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019* May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019


PSAT

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is an optional test for juniors that was once used as a college entrance test, but no longer is. Students take this test for scholarship purposes and as a practice test for the upcoming ACT. The PSAT score is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship. Those who qualify with a certain PSAT score, then take the SAT. Being a National Merit Semi-Finalist or Finalist is an extremely difficult, but prestigious honor.  The PSAT is given during the school day, and cost the students $16. Visit the PSAT online at: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

THE PSAT TEST WILL BE GIVEN AT TCU HIGH SCHOOL ON
     October 10, 2018


SAT

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a major college entrance test used throughout the United States. Most students at TCU High School take the ACT test, but the SAT is also widely used. There may be a few colleges/universities or scholarship programs that required the SAT test. For more information, view the website below:

sat.collegeboard.org