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Testing / Test Prep


We are offering the PSAT test for juniors Wednesday, October 13, 2021; 8 am

The PSAT/NMMSQT (preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is the best practice for the SAT, as well as good practice for the ACT.  

 Sign ups will be available in the counseling office.

PSAT- Cost is $16.00.  When sign up and payment is complete, the student will receive a student guide with additional information and practice questions. Testing time will run approximately 3 hours.

Contact the counseling office if you have further questions.


We are offering the ACT Work Keys exam for juniors Wednesday, October 20, 2021; 8 am

The ACT Work Keys test is different than the ACT exam. The ACT Work Keys test  measures various job-related foundational and soft skills, crucial to success in the workplace.

Students and job-seekers, as well as experienced professionals, can use the ACT WorkKeys test to assess their own skills and get a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. They can then use this understanding to better prepare for the upcoming exams or their upcoming job interviews.

Employers also use the ACT WorkKeys test scores to take the guesswork out of determining employee qualifications and to appoint, train, and retain a high-quality workforce.

The ACT WorkKeys will be offered to PHS Juniors on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, beginning at 8 am. Students will be finished testing in time to report to 3rd block.

For more information about the ACT Work Keys click HERE

How the ACT WorkKeys Assessments Can Work for You: This brochure helps examinees understand their scores and gain the most value out of their performance on the ACT WorkKeys tests. Click HERE

The Occupational Profiles: This online reference helps examinees compare their skills on the ACT WorkKeys tests to the skill levels of jobs or careers of interest to them. Click HERE

To retrieve your ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate login HERE

Register via Google form in the class of 2023 classroom or by contacting the PHS Counseling Office.

Registration deadline: August 26, 2021

ASVAB (The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The ASVAB measures student strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. It also provides students with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether choosing to go to college, vocational school, or a military career. The ASVAB is good practice for the ACT as well. 

The test will be offered at PHS:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021; 8:00 am

Register via Google form shared in Class of 2022, 2023, and 2024 classrooms or contact the PHS Counseling office.

Practice tests for the ASVAB are available at:

Students who take the ASVAB also receive access to the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. This program will help students identify and explore occupations.This exceptional program is free and you receive the following career tools:

  • ASVAB Summary test results --show how well you did in relation to others who took the test.
  • Exploring Careers-- the ASVAB Workbook.
  • Find Your Interests (FYI) --an interest inventory that helps identify your work-related interests by choosing your likes and dislikes.
  • "OCCU-Find" --explores over 400 occupations using information you learned about your skills and interests from taking the ASVAB test.


PreACT will be administered to PHS freshmen Wednesday, November 3rd, for FREE. The PreACT provides you and your student with information that can help you select the right high school courses, think about ways to target areas for improvement, and even begin discussions about college and career. 

PreACT helps identify:
How a student is doing with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in college and beyond
Areas where extra help or additional courses are needed
Career possibilities that match the student’s interest.

If you would like to OPT OUT your student from taking the PreACT, please complete this form by Friday, September 24th. 

If you do not complete this form, we will be ordering a test for your student and sending you more information about dates, times and locations once that is finalized. 

The Pre-ACT will be offered to PHS Freshmen on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 beginning at 8 am. Students will be finished testing in time to report to 3rd block.
Freshman Pre ACT Test Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021; 8 am


Paolaa High School would like to inform you of an ACT testing opportunity scheduled in March during the normal school day. This test will be offered to all juniors.  This is a separate test experience  than the one your student may sign up to take through ACT at Paola High School on a Saturday test date.

All juniors will be given the opportunity to take the ACT at school at no charge to the student or to the Paola School District. The state of Kansas is funding these statewide ACT testing events.

The ACT will be offered to PHS Juniors on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, beginning at 8 am. Students will be finished testing in time to report to 3rd block.

Register via Google form or contact the PHS Counseling Office.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021

Free Junior ACT Test Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022; 8 am


To sign up or learn more visit the following sites:

  • Register online at: ACT - www.actstudent.org
  • Remember your login (username and password)
  • ACT/SAT prep - see links below
  • Please plan to arrive by 7:45 am to check in. Students will report to testing rooms at 8 am
  • Must bring photo ID and ticket to check in
  • Students must bring their own calculator
  • It is recommended to bring a snack for the break and sweater/sweatshirt for cool rooms
  • All cell phones and electronic devices must be powered off and are not allowed to be accessed (even during breaks) until students leave the test site

PHS School Code: 172320

PHS Test Center Code: 203670


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late fee required)
September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 7-20, 2021
October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021 September 18-October 1, 2021
December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 6-November 19, 2021
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 8-January 21, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 February 26-March 11, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 7-May 20, 2022
July 16, 2022 June 17, 2022 June 18-June 24, 2022***

**PHS does not offer the ACT in July. Students may register to test at a different testing location which can be found online when registering.

SAT Test---SAT - www.collegeboard.org
The SAT is not offered at PHS. See links below for test dates and locations.                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SAT Subject Test Dates


SAT Test locations


Method Test Prep
Free ACT prep program within Xello

Offers a topic-by-topic review through brain-compatible motion graphics, mini quizzes, and progress tracking. $15/month subscription for students. PHS students have voted it worth it!  

ACT/SAT prep help through guided interactive practice and engaging games. Free resource.

Free weekly ACT and SAT practice tests with one on one score reviews, information about local ACT/SAT prep courses, test anxiety clinics and more.

Test Prep Review

FREE practice questions with answers and explanations in many specific areas of the ACT. Practice test available as well. Additonally, practice tests for the Accuplacer Next Gen, CNA, CDL and others are available.

Information about the COMPASS test. Tips and hints are included as well as how to order a free practice test.

Accuplacer Next GenTest Prep
Collegeboard website -- Go to Accuplacer Next Gen, Free practice materials. Both practice materials and an app for the phone, computer or iPad can be found on this site.
Test Prep Review website above







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