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Testing / Test Prep

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:

  • TBD

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.



We are offering the PSAT test for juniors Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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.



To sign up or learn more visit the following sites:

PHS School Code: 172320

PHS Test Center Code: 203670


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late fee required)
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020--PHS is not a test site for the July test
September 12, 2020 August 14, 2020 August 15-28, 2020
October 24, 2020 September 18, 2020 September 19--October 2, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021
TBD, 2021 School will register KS ACT for all Juniors  
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021--PHS is not a test site for the July test

SAT Test--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 Career Cruising. 

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!  FREE for any Paola student. Create an account that will be good through the June administration of the ACT with the code 36URemote.

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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