GUIDANCE OFFICE

Our goal is to provide all students with opportunities and resources which will enable them to explore and develop future educational, career and personal goals.

Contact Information

Monica Flakus, School Counselor


mflakus@isd485.org
Tel: 320-584-4245
Fax: 320-584-4101

Heidi Quinlan, Counseling Secretary

hquinlan@isd485.org

Tel: 320-584-4244

Fax: 320-584-4101

Forms

​The college transcript release form is for obtaining your college transcript. This would be the case if you took an ITV/PSEO/CIS course while in high school. You would need to request a transcript from each college you attended and have it sent to the college you will be attending after high school.

The other transcript/health/IEP release form is for your high school information.

Homework Help

Most students will have homework sometime throughout their high school career. These resources may be of help for those who are struggling with homework problems. 
 

 
 
Tests and Testing Information

ACCUPLACER

The Accuplacer is a non-timed admissions test for PSEO students as well as students planning to enroll in Minnesota 2-year schools or vocational/trade schools.  The Accuplacer is a free test for first-time testers.  Students take the assessment on the computer.  Students will need a photo ID and their social security number to take the test

 


ASVAB

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.  The ASVAB is given to all juniors in the fall.  The test results give students career information that can be helpful in developing their individual career plan.   Juniors will take the ASVAB on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 8:20 - 11:30.

 


PSAT/NMSQT

This College Board test assesses the critical reading, mathematics and writing skills students need for college and beyond.  The PSAT/NMSQT helps students become college-ready.  It provides feedback on skills, access to scholarships and personalized online tools.  The cost of the test is $16.00.  Interested juniors will take this exam on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

ACT

The ACT is an admissions test used by 4-year colleges and universities.  The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test. There are four tests with the optional writing test.  


The English Test is a 75-question, 45-minute test. The test consists of five essays, or passages, each accompanied by a sequence of multiple-choice test questions that measures a student's understanding of the conventions of standard English (punctuation, usage, and sentence structure), production of writing (topic development, organization, unity, and cohesion) and knowledge of language (word choice, style, and tone).  The content in this test is:

  • Production of Writing (29-32%)

  • Knowledge of Language (13-19%)

  • Conventions of Standard English (51-56%)

The Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to assess the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.  The content is comprised of:

  • Preparing for Higher Math (57-60%)

    • Number and Quantity (7-10%)

    • Algebra (12-15%)

    • Functions (12-15%)

    • Geometry (12-15%)

    • Statistics and Probability (8-12%)

  • Integrated Essential Skills (40-43%)

    • These questions address concepts typically learned before 8th grade, such as rates and percentages; proportional relationships; area, surface area, and volume; average and median; and expressing numbers in different ways.

  • Modeling (>25%)

    • This category represents all questions that involve producing, interpreting, understanding, evaluating, and improving models.

The Reading Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures your reading comprehension.  The reading test assesses skills in three reporting categories:

  • Key Ideas and Details (55-60%)

  • Craft and Structure (25-30%)

  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (13-18%)

​The Science Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.  The test emphasizes science skills and practices over recall of scientific content, complex mathematics skills, and reading ability.  The scientific information is conveyed in one of three different formats.

  • Interpretation of Data (45-55%)

  • Scientific Investigation (20-30%)

  • Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results (25-35%)

The Writing Test is optional.  It is a 40-minute essay test that measures a student’s writing skills.  If students register for the ACT Plus Writing, they take the ACT Writing Test after they complete the four multiple-choice tests.  Taking the Writing Test will not affect the student's scores on the multiple- choice tests or their Composite score.   Student’s will receive a single subject-level score (rounded average of the four domain scores) based on a 2=12 scale.   The four domain scores are:

  • Ideas and Analysis

  • Development and Support

  • Organization

  • Language Use and Conventions

2019-2020 ACT National Test Dates

Test Date
September 14, 2019
October 26, 2019

December 14, 2019

February 8, 2020

April 4, 2020

June 13, 2020

July 18, 2020

Registration Deadline

August 16

September 27

November 8

January 10

February 29

May 8

June 19

Late Registration Deadline

September 1

October 13

November 25

January 17

March 16

May 25

June 29

District Office

120 South Hawthorn Street

Royalton, MN 56373

Early Childhood Center

120 South Hawthorn Street

Royalton, MN 5637

Elementary School

119 North Driftwood Street

Royalton, MN 56373

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