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Anne Erwin, Principal
Beaverton High School
13000 SW 2nd Street
Beaverton, OR 97005
503.259.5000 • Fax:503.259.4990
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ACT Test Day

The Beaverton School District will again provide ACT testing for all of our students in grades 9, 10, and 11. This year it will take place on Wednesday, April 19. On that day, at all high schools across the school district, freshmen will take the ACT Aspire test, sophomores will take the Pre-ACT test, and juniors will take the ACT Plus Writing college admissions test. Please note that we will run a special schedule on the April 19 testing day, and regular classes will not meet. Seniors will not need to be in attendance on April 19 unless they have not yet met their Essential Skills requirements for graduation, in which case they must come to the BHS library on this day to complete work samples. As in the past, this is an excellent opportunity for seniors to use the day for college visits or other preparations for their post-high school plans.

Please read the grade-specific information below to learn more about the test that your student will take on April 19.

Grade 9 ACT Aspire Test

  • This test tracks academic progress and student interests to help guide students toward college readiness.
  • Online test that students will take using a Chromebook.
  • Students will satisfy their Oregon Essential Skills in Reading and Math, which are graduation requirements, if they perform well enough in those areas of the test.
  • ACT Aspire provides online resources to help students prepare to take this test, including practice questions. Encourage your student to explore these resources to begin preparing for the test: http://actaspire.pearson.com/exemplars.html
  • On the April 19th test day, freshmen need to bring their charged Chromebook, a pen or pencil, a calculator, and healthy snacks. Go to www.actstudent.org to see which calculators are permitted. Students must arrive no later than 7:45 A.M. Students arriving late will not be permitted to enter the test session and will need to return home.

Grade 10 Pre-ACT Test

  • This test tracks academic progress and student interests to help guide students toward college readiness.
  • This test helps prepare students to take the ACT Plus Writing test their junior year.
  • Students will satisfy their Oregon Essential Skills in Reading and Math, which are graduation requirements, if they perform well enough in those areas of the test.
  • Paper/pencil test.
  • ACT provides online resources to help students prepare to take the test, including a practice test. Encourage your student to explore these resources to begin preparing for the test (the test prep for Pre-ACT and ACT Plus Writing is the same): http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
  • • On the April 19th test day, sophomores need to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator, and ​healthy snacks. Go to www.actstudent.org to see which calculators are permitted. Students must arrive no later than 7:45 A.M. Students arriving late will not be permitted to enter the test session and will need to return home.

Grade 11 ACT Plus Writing

  • College admissions test
  • Students will satisfy their Oregon Essential Skills in Reading, Writing and Math, which are high school graduation requirements, if they perform well enough in those areas of the test.
  • Paper/pencil test.
  • In early April, BHS juniors will register for this test and receive more information about it.
  • ACT provides online resources to help students prepare to take the ACT test, including a practice test. Encourage your student to explore these resources to begin preparing for the test (the test prep for Pre-ACT and ACT Plus Writing is the same): http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
  • On the April 19th test day, juniors need to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator, and healthy snacks, Go to www.actstudent.org to see which calculators are permitted. Students must arrive no later than 7:45 A.M. Students arriving late will not be permitted to enter the test session and will need to return home.

Grade 12

  • Seniors that have not yet met their Oregon Essential Skills (graduation requirements) are required to come to the BHS library at 7:45 A.M. on this day to complete work samples.

District Goal for 2010-15:  All students will show continuous progress toward their personal learning goals, developed in collaboration with teachers and parents, and will be prepared for post-secondary education and career success.