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Testing Information

Students at MCHS are given multiple opportunities to meet benchmarks for college and career readiness as well as meeting requirements for dual credit courses. 

 

ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:  English, Reading, Math, and Science.  ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice quesitons and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break.  Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes.  THe ACT can be taken at any time during one's high school career, but is most often taken during junior and senior years. 

All juniors will be given the ACT at no cost during the spring semester.  The fee to take the ACT is $39.50.  However, if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you can fill out a waiver to take the ACT at no cost once during  your junior year and once during your senior year.
 

 

ASVAB
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world.  As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.  It also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in fure endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.  Juniors and seniors are given the opportunity to take the ASVAB test.

 

KOSSA
The Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment (KOSSA) is a standardized test that was developed by educators along with businesss and industry representatives.  it is recognized by industry as a benchmark for what students need to know in a particular career and technical education program area.  Any student who has successfully completed three courses within his/her chose career pathway (program area) will take the KOSSA exam.  This is typically done during a student's junior or senior year, but can be done earlier if a student has completed three courses.