Testing Information

ACT

Due to the COVID-19 school closures, the ACT Plus Writing college entrance test that was originally planned for April 7 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 6 at each high school. This test will be free for all 2020-21 seniors enrolled in South Washington County Schools. Students will automatically be registered. The ACT Plus Writing test will be administered during the school day during normal school hours. Additional information about the October ACT will be shared this fall. If you have questions, please contact  your high school principal.

Most students take the ACT test at least two times. To register for additional ACT tests, access to free test prep materials, and more information regarding the ACT please visit their website at the link below.

For the latest updates on ACT testing please visit: ACT Website

Accuplacer

Current seniors have the opportunity to take the Accuplacer at Park High School in the spring at no cost. The Accuplacer is required for placement at most two-year/technical schools in the areas of Math, Reading, and English.

Accuplacer Website


ASVAB

Current students have the opportunity to take the ASVAB exam at Park High School each November at no cost. The ASVAB is required for any student wishing to enlist in the military. It also provides wonderful career exploration tools and insight. ASVAB will be given at PHS on November 18, 2019, please register in the counseling office.

ASVAB Website


PSAT

Current 10th and 11th grade students have the opportunity to take the PSAT exam at Park High School on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Please register through FeePay, the cost is $23.

PSAT Website


Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)

Minnesota legislation enables college-bound students entering one of the 37 Minnesota State colleges and universities to be placed into credit bearing college-level courses based on their high school Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) scores.

Scores from the grade 10 MCA Reading assessment and grade 11 MCA Math assessment will be used in the course placement process. Students who meet the designated MCA scores benchmark in a subject area are not required to take a developmental level course in that subject area. Students who obtained the MCA benchmarks in the upper ranges are not required to take the Accuplacer in reading and mathematics.

We do not release the official MCA score reports directly to the student. Park High School does not have the official MCA scores/reports. Please contact Renee Allen in the Office of Student Information, 651-425-6230 to send your scores.