College Prep Testing

ACT Testing

  • Most students planning on going to 4-year college in Iowa need to take the ACT for admission. For more information on the ACT including Test Prep please visit ACT Website . There is free ACT test prep material at the following Prep Factory.

    National Test Dates   National test dates are for the United States, United States territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. If you have missed the late registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.

2019-2020 National Test Dates


    The PSAT/NMSQT test will be given at CCAHS on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in the High School . Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 that morning. Cost for this test is $16. A calculator, pencil(s) and pen(s) are necessary for the test.The PSAT/NMSQT allows students to take a standardized college entrance exam for a fee that is less than 1/2 of the SAT or ACT. It is a great way to see what an SAT/ACT test is like. This test is open to all 10th and 11th graders. If your child is a Junior, they can qualify for scholarship monies that can range up to full tuition. Many businesses support the PSAT/NMSQT with scholarships that become available if your student chooses to participate. I highly recommend that any Junior that typically tests well on Iowa Assessments, or wishes to find out what a college entrance exam is like, take advantage of this opportunity. Test prep materials are available at College Board website

    Students planning on attending a community college in Iowa will need to take the Accuplacer if they don't take the ACT. The Accuplacer is free to take at Kirkwood Community College by setting up a meeting. Kirkwood Test Center.

    National Career Readiness Certification
    National Career Readiness Certification
    ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Last year many of Mr. Clark's students took the Assessment. If you are interested in taking this assessment please contact the school counselor or visit NCRC

Additional ACT/SAT Prep Study Materials

  • Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is offered through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Professional athletes and other organizations fund the program. The cost of a standard ACT or SAT study program is usually $250, but through this program, each is available for less than $20.00, which covers licensing, registration, customer support, shipping, or online access fees.

    The link below provides ordering information and additional information about the program. The online program or DVD can be ordered using a credit card or check.
    National Federation of State High School Assocations (NFHS)