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State Testing

 
ACT
 
The State of Arizona requires high school students to take standardized assessments in 9th and 11th grade.  In 11th grade, students take the ACT. The ACT is a timed assessment in the areas of Reading, English, Math, Science, and Writing. 
 
When: April 10th, 2024
Where: PHHS
Cost: $0.00
 
ACT Aspire
 
The State of Arizona requires high school students to take standardized assessments in 9th and 11th grade. In 9th grade, all students take the ACT Aspire, a timed test intended to measure students' readiness for the ACT.
 
When: April 10th, 2024
Where: PHHS
Cost: $0.00
 
 
AzSci
 
The State of Arizona requires high school students to take standardized assessments in 9th and 11th grade.  In 11th grade, students take AzSCI to assess students skills across multiple science disciplines.
 
When: March 21st, 2024
Where: PHHS
Cost: $0.00
 
ASVAB
 
The ASVAB is a standardized test that reveals areas of strength and ability in science, math, and language. Taking the test is one of the first steps before you enlist. Once its over, you'll get to find a job that matches up to your strengths. The ASVAB tests you in these ten different subjects - general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information, mechanical comprehension, assembling objects, and verbal expression. Your score will help reveal which career path is right for you. 
 
There are two types of ASVAB scores. First, your Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score determines whether you’re eligible to join and you'll need to score at least 31 to enlist. Second, your ASVAB category scores, called line scores, determine job opportunities based on your knowledge and skills in these ten different areas.
 
After you receive your ASVAB scores, you’ll have a better idea of which job opportunities you can pursue. You may even discover new career paths you hadn’t considered.
 
For more information about the ASVAB, click here. 
 
When: November 1st, 2023
Where: PHHS
Cost: $0.00
 
PSAT
 
The PSAT/NMSQT can qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship Program and other scholarships. Content on the PSAT/NMSQT is very similar to the SAT, with reading, math, and writing and language sections. To prepare, get practice tests and much more with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Several scholarships use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors. Other partners and programs can help you get funding for college and academic honors. PSAT/NMSQT scores are typically available online 4-6 weeks after the test administration.
 
For more information about the PSAT, click here.
 
PSAT 11
When: October 19th
Where: PHHS
Cost: $18.00
 
PSAT 10
When: TBD
Where: PHHS
Cost: TBD
 
PSAT 9
When: October 26th
Where: PHHS
Cost: $14.00
SAT
 
The SAT is offered at different locations all around the Valley. To find a location for your student to take the SAT, please visit College Board.
 
PHHS will be hosting the SAT test on campus on the following dates - 
 
  • - August 26th
  • - December 2nd
  • - May 4th
 
To learn more about what the SAT tests students on, click here.