Arcadia Testing Information
Testing Coordinator: Sara Johnson
Testing Coordinator Support Assistant: Kristin Hochstatter 480-484-6321
Download Scottsdale School District High School Testing Calendar 2019-2020 HERE
Parents please plan all appointments accordingly as we will not disturb the classrooms during testing times.
Dear 11th Grade Arcadia High School Parent/Guardian and Students,
ACT testing is now complete for the 2019-2020 school year. The student who completed the ACT testing this school year will be receiving their testing scores in the mail directly from the ACT Administration. This may take time as the ACT Administration releases scores at random so please allow time for this to arrive. If for some reason you do not receive scores by the end of May, the school will have a copy that you may have a copy of. A copy of these test score is placed in each students cum files.
View your scores online:
Log into your College Board account or create a new account here. New users will automatically link to their scores. Make sure to write down your user name and password. You will need this later when taking the SAT and sending scores to colleges.
Understand your scores:
Click this link to view a short video from College Board. The PSAT is used as a benchmark for college readiness. You can greatly benefit from using this test to improve your academic skills and study to prepare for taking the SAT. Remember improving your test scores will only benefit you. Improving your scores can increase your chances of getting into your top colleges, and could increase the merit scholarship awarded to you by our AZ colleges and many out of state schools.
Use your scores:
College Board has partnered with The Khan Academy to offer an official, online SAT practice course Use THIS LINK to set up personalized study recommendations for FREE!
- All juniors (only) will take the ACT at Arcadia High School. No sign up required, it's paid for by the school district and can be sent to universities in your senior year. The scores can also be used to help you determine which test is better for you, the SAT (PSAT is very similiar) or the ACT, and it can be used as a baseline for FREE study. Look here
- Sophomores who are at the top of their class academically and had a high score may also consider preparing for the SAT and testing early. For these students, studying in the summer and taking the test in the fall can ease their junior year. They will also want to be sure and sign up next fall to take the PSAT again for National Merit consideration.
*If you have questions or need help, please see your Guidance Counselor or visit Jacque Stauff in the Arcadia High School College and Career Center.
CIVICS TEST GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: In 2015, Arizona legislature passed the American Civics Act which requires students in the graduating class of 2017 and beyond to pass a civics test. Students are given this test for the first time in 8th grade and if passed, are not required to take it again.
If a student does not pass this first time, that’s okay! We will offer additional opportunities throughout high school to ensure that students meet this graduation requirement by the end of their senior year. Please use the Civics Test Manual and Study Guide to prepare for this exam.
CTE - TBD
Fall Benchmark Testing (ELA & Math)
College Board (PSAT)
Midyear Assessments (AZELLA)
1st Semester FINALS
Reassessment of Continuing ELL Students (AZELLA)
Spring Benchmark Testing (ELA & Math)
State Testing in Science
2nd Semester FINALS