Testing Center and Test Dates for KHI

School Year 2019-20 Test Dates

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Upcoming Exams:


2020 ACT College and Career State Assessment Administration


All junior students  can now register to take the ACT on February 25 during class time (missing periods 2, Advisory & 4).  The Hawaii DOE offers the test free to juniors only and encourages these students to take the primary College & Career Exam accepted by colleges. 


Students who want to test on that date will need to have their parent/guardian complete an "intent to register" form  and return it to MS. DeRego / W304 (Test Coordinator) or Ms. Parmley / Q-3 (JR Counselor) by January 31, 2020.  The form will be available in W304, in Q-3, and on a link at the bottom of this page by January 21st (scroll to bottom of page).  The registration form will also be distributed to students in their January 22 Advisory period. Students who do not test are expected to attend their classes as usual


Testing students will be also be required to attend a Pre-administration session before the test to complete demographic information.  Students who do not attend this session will NOT be allowed to test.


  1. The most obvious reason to take the ACT is as a placement test for college. Every college and university in the USA accepts ACT scores, and many consider them a priority in their admissions process.
  2. Colleges and private organizations offer scholarship money for high ACT scores. Many social and cultural non-profits or organizations consider tests scores when disbursing scholarship funds.
  3. The ACT test includes a Science section, unlike the SAT. Students considering science as a major may benefit from taking the ACT with a higher composite score.
  4. ACT scores are also used by athletics organizations such as the NCAA for student scholarships.  
  5. Additionally, the test provides a career planning component to assist students in planning their education goals.


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!




The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to 7th through 12th grade students at Kahuku High & Intermediate, who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English. The test is aligned with student standards and assesses each of the four language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The annual English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment window for School Year 2019-20 is open from January 14, 2020 to February 26, 2020, and KHIS students are testing during the weeks of Jan 13th through Jan 24.  Each subsection is scheduled for a different test session to allow students adequate time to complete the test.

If your child is taking the WIDA tests, please ensure they have a good breakfast, adequate sleep, and arrive at school on time to help each one do their best!


Complimentary Testing for Community Students


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: beatrice.deregocoffield@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. 



Students who provided an email address to the College Board will receive score notices the week of December 9 - 11. Students can log into their accounts with their access code or provided student ID.  The schools will receive paper score reports in late December or early January that students can pick up with their test booklet.


KHIS students took the PSAT Test on Wednesday, October 16th.   Students will be able to pick up their paper score report and their test booklet in January.


The PSAT/NMSQT is the only test a junior student can take to try to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship.  Juniors who are college bound should also consider taking the PSAT before completing the SAT their senior year as a preview of their scores.  At KHIS, junior & sophomore AVID students are strongly encouraged to register for the test.


The PSAT has separate math and verbal sections and a third section testing English grammar. Each subject is scored on a scale of 20 to 80 and these scores are combined to create the National Merit Scholarship selection index.

Many students take the PSAT during their junior year, but motivated students may take the PSAT when they are sophomores to get the feel of the test. However, only the scores from the PSAT taken in your junior year are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition.


Students can find more information at the College Board PSAT website.  Students can also create an account to participate in Test Prep opportunities.








The HIDOE requires all students in grades 7, 8 and 11 to participate in the Hawaii State Assessment Program.  Students are scheduled between Feb. 18th and May 8th to complete both the English Language Arts and the Math sections. Middle school students are expected to spend about 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. Juniors will be scheduled to take the ELA test on one day in March and another day in April for the Math section.


The Smarter Balanced Assessments are not timed, so students needing additional testing minutes will be called from elective classes to complete their tests. Students who miss their scheduled test date will be called from electives to take the makeup test.  The Hawaii DOE and the US DOE require all students in grades 7, 8 and 11 to take the federally mandated tests.


Parents who need general information about the SBA  can follow this link:  The Smarter Balanced Tests - Info for Parents 


Parents with questions/concerns should contact the principal, Ms. Donna Lindsey.


The scores from these tests are a large part of KHI's score on STRIVE-HI under the new Strategic Plan and the ESSA Plan.


STAR Screening for 7th - 8th 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 tested during the month of August, and throughout the year as needed..  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.




AP EXAMS-2019-20


      2019-20 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

May 4, 2020

 United States Gov and Politics 


May 5, 2020

Calculus AB


May 6, 2020

English Lit and Composition


May 7, 2020


May 8, 2020

United States History




Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

May 11, 2020


Environmental Science

May 12, 2020




May 13, 2020

English Language and Composition


May 16, 2018

World History: Modern


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 $40 to each test fee to cover the costs of testing on a different test and date.

2020 AP Late-Testing Dates w / Approval



Morning 8 a.m.

Wednesday - May 22


English Language and Composition


Thursday - May 23


Environmental Science 

United States History

World History: Modern



Friday - May 24





 Calculus AB 

English Lit and Composition 

United States Gov and Politics




Hawaii State Science Assessment - Grade 8


The HSA Science exam is required for all 8th grade students.  This year, 2019-20, students will begin testing on the new Next Gen Science standards. Students are scheduled to take the test in April, and will have a 2nd opportunity to meet proficiency as needed.  For more information related to the changes addressed by the Next Gen Science Standards for Middle School Students, parents and students can download the Parent Guide from the link in the right column.


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 Math Standards. The mandatory Biology I EOC Exam measures proficiency for the new Next Gen standards.  The scores on the EOC Biology exam are included in the students' final grades for the year. 


Students are scheduled to take the test with the rest of their class during the week of May 11-14, 2020.  Students who will be absent during this week need to arrange to test early with their Biology teacher.

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


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

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.  Please contact the Kahuku High & Intermediate Student Services Coordinator and Bea DeRego, Test Coordinator, for questions or feedback.



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