Kahuku High and Intermediate School

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Testing Center and Test Dates for KHI

School Year 2016-17 Test Dates









Many of the 7th, 8th, and 11th grade students are finished taking or are still competing the SBA in English/Reading and Math.  
There is a large percent of students who have been missing required testing due to absences (about 10%).  These students will be called out of elective classes to complete the mandated testing.  The federal DOE requires schools to test 95% of all students in the testing grade levels.  If we do not meet this criteria, it is a penalty on the school's STRIVE-HI rating.

Parents who have specific questions about mandatory testing can contact Ms. Bea DeRego at 305-7354. 



ACT College and Career State Assessment Administration

ACT Plus, Grade 11:  

The ACT Plus Writing – required for all juniors, was administered on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Over 75% of our 11th grade students took the test with the Junior Advisory teachers in the Y building classrooms on the 2nd & 3rd floors.  The overall testing experience was positive for most students.



Hawaii State Science Assessment


Required for all 8th grade students, the test will be administered again at the end of semester 2.  Students will receive the highest of the two scores.





Over 100 8th graders took the NAEP exam on January 31. The students showed determination and motivation, representing the best of Kahuku Pride.  Mahalo to those who took the test for your dedication!

Hawaii's participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) generates state results during odd-numbered school years and contributes to national results during even-numbered years.  In SY 2016-17, grade 8 students will take an assessment in either NAEP Mathematics or NAEP Reading.  For most students in the sample, the assessment will be via tablet computers that visiting teams will bring to the school, with up to 20% of the sampled students taking a paper-and-pencil assessment instead.

NAEP randomly selected 124 KHI 8th grade students scheduled to take the NAEP on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Students were assigned to either a table or paper session, in either math or reading.  Students have up to 2 hours to complete the test, which includes survey questions regarding their home and school lives related to learning.  If students do not finish the survey questions, there is no penalty.

 Parents who are home-schooling their children are eligible for some of the mandated or optional tests the school offers - for example the PSAT in the fall, or the ACT and SBA in the spring.  

Any parent who has questions regarding scheduling their students for one of these tests can contact Ms. Bea DeRego at 305-7354.  Please leave a local contact number if you leave a message.

To ensure we have time to request your child be added to DOE testing, please contact Ms. DeRego as soon as possible for specifics. 




**AP Exams: (See Ms. Bea DeRego or Ms. Amy Swiderski to register)

2016-17 AP Exam Schedule
Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

May 1, 2016

Environmental Science


May 3, 2016

English Literature and Composition


May 4, 2016

Calculus AB


May 5, 2016

United States History


Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

May 8, 2016



May 9, 2016

United States Government and Politics


May 10, 2016

English Language and Composition


May 11, 2016

World History




End of Course Exams:


The End-of-Course (EOC) exams measure students’ levels of proficiency for the standards and benchmarks assigned to the course. The Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 EOC Exams measure students’ levels of proficiency for the Hawaii Common Core Standards. The Biology I and U.S. History EOC Exams measure students’ levels of proficiency for the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards, Third Edition (HCPS III).  The test window is April 25th through May 25th, 2017.

EOC exams are optional and administered to students enrolled in the course in any grade level. 

The Biology End of Course Exam is mandatory for all students taking the Biology course.





The PSAT was administered at Turtle Bay Resort again this year on Wednesday, October 19.  Mahalo to everyone involved for making this opportunity beneficial for students.  Thanks to the students for representing Kahuku H & I with pride! 

Students will be mailed a link to their test results in mid-December.  Students can find more information at the College Board PSAT website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10?navId=gh-pn.  Students can create an account before December.


This year, Kahuku High & Intermediate had a supply of scientific calculators available for students to borrow.  Calculators that are still outstanding need to be returned ASAP to avoid a student obligation.  Students who would like to purchase the calculator need to contact Ms. DeRego in the W304 Testing Center.