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Washburn High School Testing Information

Please contact Tara Mennitt for additional questions about MAP Testing, ACCESS tests, MCAs, the ACT-for-All, or PSAT. Ms Mennitt also handles all testing accommodations for College Board (PSAT, SAT) and the ACT.

Email: Tara.Mennitt@mpls.k12.mn.us    

 

If you're wondering about national Saturday ACT test-dates, contact ACT directly.

If you're wondering about IB or AP Testing, contact Aaron Percy- Washburn's Advanced Academics Coordinator.

 

Class of 2022 ACT-For-All

The Class of 2022 ACT-For-All is tentatively planned for Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Students will receive more information as it becomes available. Communication about this test will done primarily through student channels (email, webcast, classes).

All 11th graders are automatically registered for this exam date. However, as we find out more information about COVID precautions and MPS phases of learning, students will be prompted to complete an "Are You Coming on March 30 to take the ACT?" survey so Washburn can adequately plan for proctors and staff support.

The test consists of 4 multiple choice sections (English, Math, Reading, Science) and the writing exam. The best test prep is for students to understand the logistics around the test and be familiar with ACT test questions. Students are encouraged to review the "Preparing for the ACT" PDF that was emailed to them January 21, 2020.

Specific scheduling information (start time, room assignments, etc) will be made available as we get closer to the testing date.

Students who may receive accommodations (due to a 504 or IEP) or supports (due to receiving EL services) on the ACT are encouraged to reach out to their case manager to ensure the necessary plans are being made for them to receive those accommodations or supports.

 

PSAT/NMSQT

Per MPS Senior Leadership, the PSAT has been canceled for January 26, 2021.

For students who are interested in applying for the National Merit Scholarship, please review the information below. Questions are best directed to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Concerning the National Merit Scholarship Competition...

Knowing that the exam’s administration may be canceled based on health indicators at that time, we encourage you to have a back-up plan for the National Merit Scholarship Competition in the event that we are not able to conduct the PSAT on January 26th, 2021.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has extended the alternate pathway to ALL students for the 2022 competition.  Here is information about the alternate pathway and follow these guidelines in order to enter the competition:

  1. Take the SAT between now and the end of June 2021.  To find a testing center in Minnesota nearby, please use this link.  Use the drop down menu to select a date and the testing sites will show below.  You can then register directly on the College Board website for the SAT.
  2. Request that the College Board SAT Program send an official report of your SAT scores to NMSC (code 0085). The SAT Program will not report your scores to NMSC unless you request it. You cannot use a photocopy of the score report sent to you or to your high school as a substitute for the official report; and 
  3. Visit this site to complete the Alternate Entry Form. You cannot be considered in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program unless you complete this online form no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021.

 

If you qualify for a waiver for the SAT, please reach out to your child’s counselor and they will be able to assist you.  We also have highly qualified College and Career Center staff who are able to help you navigate registering for the SAT, accessing study resources, and any other college readiness questions you may have.

 

We are working to accommodate giving the PSAT and providing students with the opportunity for the National Merit Scholarship Competition for Washburn students but want to stress our commitment to prioritizing health and safety first for all students and staff in the final decision around the January 26 date.  We will continue to give you updates after the new year as COVID data is updated.  We share the hope that we will indeed be able to offer the PSAT on January 26th, 2021.

 

MAP Testing (Universal Screener)

 

Students took the Math test in their Physical Science class on January 7 or January 8.

Students took the Reading test in the English 9 class on January 11 or January 12.

 

More information about the MAP Test can be found with this link.

 

Questions about students scores can be directed to Tara Mennitt.

 

Class of 2021 ACT-for-All (October 20, 2020)

Students should receive their score reports in the mail directly from ACT. If students have already created an ACT account, they should be able to get into their account and see their score reports when they are available. A PDF at the bottom of the page called "MyACT Information" will outline how to set up and problem-solve technical issues with a student's ACT account.

If a student needs help releasing their scores to a college or university, they should contact Tara Mennitt.

 

PDF MDE Parent/Guardian Guide & Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing   --  Please complete and return this document to Tara Mennitt by January 15, 2021 so that we can adequately plan for testing. Electronic documents are allowed.
PDF Washburn Testing Calendar (2020-2021)   --  This file was last updated in October 2020. Please know that it is subject to change.
PDF MyACT Account Information   --  This document will help students merge, create, and access their MyACT accounts to review their ACT scores.
PDF College Board (AP, PSAT, SAT) Accommodations Consent Form   --  Please complete this form and return via email in order to initiate the accommodations request process for College Board.