Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Financial Aid Night Date: 10/18/2018 from 6 PM – 8 PM in Cafeteria.  Cheerfest 10/18/2018 at 7:30 PM on football field.  FAFSA Completion Events on 10/30, 11/05, 11/12, 11/29 @ 4pm-6pm in room Q-2

Testing Center and Test Dates for KHI

School Year 2018-19 Test Dates

 

PSAT

 

The PSAT will be administered on October 24th at Kahuku High & Intermediate due to Fall Break. We encourage college bound Juniors to take the test because of its academic benefits:

  1. Aligned to the SAT - excellent practice for taking the SAT in your senor year!
  2. Free Khan Academy test prep account for students who take the PSAT.
  3. Determine academic strengths & areas to focus on before the SAT & ACT.
  4. National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (juniors only).
Forty-eight students registered to reserve their seat and to pick up a Student PSAT Guide.  Students need to attend the Pre-administration session in W304 during Advisory this Wednesday (Oct 17) to complete the demographics section of the test.  Students who miss the session may be prevented from testing without a refund.  This Wednesday is also the last opportunity for students to sign out a calculator if they do not have one available for the test.  Test day information letters will be provided this Wednesday.

 

Students/parents can find more information at the College Board PSAT website:  

 

PSAT/NMSQT WEBSITE

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STAR Screening for 7th - 9th Grade Students 

 

All students in grades 7-8th participate in STAR Math & Reading screening to determine areas of strength and curriculum support needed.  Students are being tested during the month of September.  Parents of students needing targeted support will be contacted by the school's resource team.   Parents with questions can contact Bea DeRego at 305-7354 for more information.

 

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE TESTS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS FOR PLACEMENT PURPOSES.

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ACT College and Career State Assessment Administration


ACT Plus, Grade 11:  
 

 

The Hawaii DOE is requiring all juniors to take the ACT College Admissions test this year in addition to the SBA for College & Career Readiness placement.  The test will be given to juniors on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

  

 ACT scores are accepted by colleges and universities for admissions placement, and is used by athletics organizations such as the NCAA.   Additionally, the test provides a career planning component to assist students in planning their education goals.

 

More information will be provided to juniors in their Advisory class during Semester 2.  For additional information or guidance about the ACT, please check the ACT website:

 

   
Should you take advantage of the 4 free score reports on Pre-test Session Day?  Free isn't always your best choice!  Read this blog to determine what's best for you!

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SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT (SBA) – 2018-19

 

The HIDOE requires all students in grades 7, 8 and 11 to participate in the Hawaii State Assessment Program.  Students will be scheduled between Feb. 25th and May 31st.  Due to the HIDOE adapting the SBA, students are expected to spend at least one full week of ELA (English/Language Arts) course time completing the English test and about a week of Math time completing the Math test.  Students are provided additional time if needed. 

 

The Hawaii DOE expects all students at these grade levels to take the tests as part of their instructional program.  Parents with questions/concerns should contact the principal, Ms. Donna Lindsey.

 

The scores from these tests will be a large part of KHI's score on STRIVE-HI under the new Strategic Plan and the ESSA Plan.
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Hawaii State Science Assessment - Grade 8

 

The HSA Science exam is required for all 8th grade students.  This year (2018-19), students will again be taking an adapted test as the state bridges between the old standards and the new Next Gen Science standards. The test will be administered in January and again at the end of semester 2, in May.  Students will receive the highest of the two scores. 

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End of Course Exams:

 

The End-of-Course (EOC) exams measure a student's level of proficiency for the standards and benchmarks assigned to the course. The optional Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 EOC Exams measure proficiency for the Hawaii Common Core Standards. The Biology I EOC Exam measures proficiency for the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards, and the new Next Gen standards.  The test window is April 29th through May 31st, 2019, students will be scheduled to take the test with the rest of their class.

The Biology End of Course Exam is mandatory for all students taking the Biology course at any grade level.

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AP EXAMS-2017-2018
 

 

      2018-19 AP Exam Schedule

 
Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

Monday,
May 6, 2019

 United States Gov and Politics 

Environmental Science 

Tuesday,
May 7, 2019

N/A

N/A

Wednesday,
May 8, 2019

English Lit and Composition

N/A

Thursday
May 9, 2019

N/A N/A

Friday,
May 10, 2018

United States History

 

N/A 

 


Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

Monday,
May 13, 2019

Biology 

N/A  

Tuesday,
May 14, 2019

 

Calculus AB

 N/A  

Wednesday,
May 15, 2019

English Language and Composition

 N/A   

Thursday,
May 16, 2018

World History

Statistics 

 
  
AP Late Testing given only at the specified times.  Students need to plan ahead to be sure they don't have conflicts with Makeup tests. 
For Makeup testing, please add $45 to each test fee to cover the costs of testing on a different test and date.
 
 

8 AP Late-Testing Dates w / Approval

 

 

Morning 8 a.m.

Wednesday - May 22

English Language and Composition

 Statistics

Thursday - May 23

Biology

 

Environmental Science

 

United States History

 

 

Friday - May 24

 

 

 

 

 Calculus AB

 

English Lit and Composition

 

United States Gov and Politics

 
  

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Parents requesting testing accommodations for their student are encouraged to view the relevant website below to determine the timeline, test date, and documents necessary for requesting accommodations.  You are advised to begin the process at least 60 days before the selected test date.
 
 
 

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Students who are members of our community and are home-schooled are eligible to participate in HIDOE mandated or some of the optional tests the school offers - for example 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 (I do not have long distance calling on the test room phone).  You can also email: bea_derego@notes.k12.hi.us

To ensure we have time to request your child be added to DOE testing, please contact Ms. DeRego at lease 60 days in advance of the scheduled test date. 

 

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INDIVIDUAL TEST DATES FOR the SAT/ACT can be explored at the following links: