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Pave the Way Testing Day

This is the time to start thinking about life after high school!

An important stop on your journey will be our new PAVE THE WAY event. It’s a day that gives juniors the opportunity to complete an important checkpoint on the road to their future – taking a post-secondary exam.

The first-ever PAVE THE WAY Testing Day will be held:

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Grand River Center

Students will take a FREE post-secondary exam and will have an opportunity to explore career and college options that exist after high school.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED and will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 15.


Note: Registrations will be taken through Office365, and students will be asked to sign in using their district credentials.


ALL 11th-grade students will be able to take one of the following post-secondary exams FREE:

ACT: The ACT contains four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests are designed to measure skills that are most important for success in postsecondary education and that are acquired in secondary education. This exam is accepted by all US colleges and universities.

ALEKS/ACCUPLACER: Many community colleges, including Northeast Iowa Community College, use course placement assessments to provide skill-based information that, combined with a student’s academic background, goals and interests, are used to determine appropriate course placement, course selection and academic planning. ACCUPLACER is used to assess skills in reading and writing, and ALEKS is used to assess skills in math.

ASVAB: The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a multiple-aptitude battery that tests a student’s knowledge in eight areas including: general science, mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world, including use by the US armed forces.

NOTE: Test accommodations may be available for students based on an IEP or 504 plan. In January, school staff will reach out to students who may qualify for accommodations to discuss those options.