Ketchikan High School

2610 Fourth Ave | (907) 225-9815

Home of the KINGS!

Standardized Testing
SAT and ACT 
 SAT Dates  Sign Up Deadline  Late Deadline (Fees Apply)
 October 3, 2015     September 3, 2015  September 22, 2015
 November 7, 2015  October 9, 2015  October 27, 2015
 December 5, 2015  November 5, 2015  November 23, 2015
 January 23, 2016  December 28, 2015  January 12, 2016
 March 5, 2016  February 5, 2016  February 23, 2016
 May 7, 2016  April 8, 2016  April 26, 2016

 ACT Dates  Sign Up Deadline  Late Deadline (Fees Apply)
 September 12, 2015  August 7, 2015  August 21, 2015
 October 24, 2015  September 18, 2015  October 2, 2015
 December 12, 2015  November 6, 2015  November 20, 2015
 February 6, 2016  January 8, 2016  January 15, 2016
 April 9, 2016  March 4, 2016  March 18, 2016
Should I take the SAT or ACT? - If you plan on attending a four-year college or university you will want to take the ACT or SAT. If you are a slow test taker, the ACT might be a benefit because you are not penalized for questions you do not answer. If you are an above average math student, you should take the SAT because it gives more "weight" to its math section. A good recommendation would be to take both tests because certain schools may prefer one over the other.
American College Test(ACT)
Scholastic Assessment Test(SAT)



Test Content

25% English

25% Mathematics

25% Reading

25% Science Reasoning

33.33% Critical Reading

33.33% Writing

33.33% Math

Test Purpose

Measures academic achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning; contains analytical and problem-solving exercises. Designed to measure academic aptitude in verbal and numerical reasoning.

Scoring Method

Scores based on number of right answers. No penalty for guessing.

Scores adjusted for guessing (-1/4 point per wrong answer).



Test Scores

English 1-36

Mathematics 1-36

Reading 1-36

Science Reasoning 1-36


Critical Reading 200-800


Writing (30% essay, 70% multiple choice) 200-800


Mathematics 200-800

Final Scores

ACT Composite: 1-36

Average of 4 Test Scores

(ex. 23 in English, 21 in Math, 26 in Reading and 24 in Science would give you 23.5)

(sum of the three test scores)
SAT I total: 600 - 2400


SAT II - Some colleges specify the subject tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. Some colleges will give credit for SAT II exams, others will simply use them to advise students about placement and course selection. Tests are available in English Literature, U.S. History, World History, Mathematics I & II, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese, and Korean. Visit Collegeboard for more information.

Register for the SAT or the ACT online.
SAT/ACT/ASVAB/AP Test Prep Information:
College Board (SAT Prep)
March 2 Success  (SAT/ACT/ASVAB Prep)
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams 
Recommended for college-bound students and administered at Kayhi every May.  Payment for exam fees is required in advance, and students are charged current College Board pricing.

CollegeBoard - Collegeboard funds and runs Advanced Placement courses and exams in 35 subject areas. Kayhi currently offers AP courses in English Literature, Language and Composition, Calculus, Chemistry, European History, World History, Economics, Statistics, and Biology. Find information about the exams and practice exams at the CollegeBoard website.


For students interested in getting college credit for knowledge they already have - administered at UAS by appointment for a fee.

Tests are accepted at nearly 3,000 universities, so make sure yours is on the list. Find information about the exams, practice tests, and register for the tests, all at the CollegeBoard website.

Choose from 35 different subject areas: American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, English Composition, English Literature, Freshman College Composition, Humanities, French I & II, German I & II, Spanish I & II, American Government, Human Growth and Development, Educational Psychology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Introductory Psychology, Introductory Sociology, Social Sciences and History, U.S. History I & II, Western Civilization I & II, Calculus, Algebra, Precalculus, College Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Information Systems and Computer Applications, Principles of Management, Principles of Accounting, Introductory Business Law, Principles of Marketing.


All sophomores take the ASVAB exam as a part of Careers class, but it is also available to older students who may be interested in military options or simply identifying their own strengths and weaknesses. The ASVAB is administered the fifth week of each semester.

Visit the ASVAB website for information about the ASVAB test and practice tests. 

Visit the military ASVAB site for more information about ASVAB and the military. 
Thinking about joining the military?  Learn more about ASVAB scores needed for each branch.