Testing is an integral part of the counseling process. The following tests are available to Waialua High students:
The Hawaii State Assessment consists of Reading, Writing, Math and Science. Reading and math are administered to sophomores. Writing is administered to freshman and juniors. Science is administered to juniors. The tests include multiple choice, open ended and essay questions. Additional tests may be added by the DOE.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that tests in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and Writing. The ACT test results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. All Juniors are required to take the ACT in the Spring of their Junior year, free of charge. ACT test day is February 25, 2020. Click here for more information and to prepare for the ACT.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is available to students in grades 10 to 12 at no cost and is offered annually at Waialua. The test determines job qualifications for all the military services. The ASVAB is also open to students who want to find out more about their aptitudes for various job classifications but who are not contemplating military service.
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) assists students with college planning and is offered one day only in the United States. The test is given in October and it is recommended that all juniors take this test. Freshmen and Sophomores may also take the PSAT in order to get the feel of it for practice. This exam provides practice for the SAT and is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a national college entry exam and is open to all students and graduates. It is offered six times a year from October through June. Students can see their counselor for registration procedures, which is done primarily online at www.collegeboard.com. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee-waivers.