All Newport High School juniors will take the ACT in April. The benefits of taking the ACT are:
- It is free for our juniors on this date, as opposed to the usual $62
- ACT scores can be used for college applications and scholarships
- Student, parents and teachers receive detailed ACT reports on how the student is doing academically in math, language arts and
- ACT scores are a good snapshot of a student’s preparation for college or career readiness
- ACT scores can be used to meet the Oregon Essential Skills requirement for graduation
- The ACT is taken in one sitting of 5 to 5 hours and so does not disrupt learning
You can create an ACT account (http://www.act.org) , which is handy for getting your scores later, and while there take a practice test.
After you open an ACT account , you can find an ACT Question of the Day, which can be useful to start early and study a little at a time. The site also has practice questions in English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing, along with a useful ACT study guide in both English and Spanish.
For information on the ACT exam please go to the following websites:
- What is exactly tested on the ACT?
- Why the ACT?
- How the ACT fulfills the Oregon Essential Skills graduation requirement.
The SBAC is an English language arts and mathematics exam required for all juniors. The SBAC exams take about eight to twelve class periods for students to complete. For more information about the SBAC, exams go to the Oregon Department of Education website.
All juniors will take the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for science. The students are being prepared for this test in their junior science courses. The exams will be given over 1 to 2 class periods in March or April. For more information about the OAKS science test go to:
International Baccalaureate (IB) exams
IB exams are taken by juniors and seniors in IB courses to earn college credit.
For the May exam schedule and information about the IB courses offered at Newport High School go to our NHS IB Website:
IB Exam Schedule:
All sophomore students at NHS take the PSAT and as do some college bound freshman and juniors. The exam is offered at Newport High School, in the morning of October 10th and results are released to students in mid-December. The cost for freshmen and juniors is $16. The PSAT is offered by the College Board and scores for juniors are used in several scholarship programs. More information is available along with free practice at collegeboard.org
The ASVAB is administered to all sophomore students and any interested juniors and seniors. This is administered in mid-December. The ASVAB is an aptitude and interest test provided by the military. For more information go to http://official-asvab.com/
Exams for College Bound Juniors
College bound juniors and seniors are encouraged to sign up to take the SAT in the spring from the College Board. Students may also wish to take an additional attempt on the ACT and SAT exams their senior year. Waivers for the cost of these exams are available at the counseling center for students who qualify for fee reduction. To sign up for these exams go to the following websites: