Testing Central

Statewide Testing

Minnesota values its educational system and the professionalism of its educators. Minnesota educators created the academic standards which are rigorous and prepare our students for career and college.

The statewide assessments are how we as a state measure that curriculum and daily instruction in our schools are being aligned to the academic standards, ensuring all students are being provided an equitable education. Statewide assessment results are just one tool to monitor that we are providing our children with the education that will ensure a strong workforce and knowledgeable citizens.

MCA Practice and Prep Information

Opting Out of Statewide Testing

Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 4a, requires the commissioner to create and publish a form for parents and guardians to complete if they refuse to have their student participate in state-required standardized assessments. Your student’s district may require additional information. Access the opt-out form on page 22 of the PHS Student Handbook.

Additional Tests

ACT District Testing

Princeton High School's ACT testing dates are TBD.

ACT National Testing

ACT Fee Waiver Eligibility

If you can't afford the registration fee, you may be eligible for a fee waiver from ACT. Funds are limited, and once they have been exhausted, requests for waivers will be denied. See your Dean to see if you are eligible for the waiver.

  • You must currently attend high school as a junior or senior and meet at least one indicator of economic need listed on the ACT fee waiver form.
  • You may register only twice with an ACT fee waiver either in your junior or senior year. The waiver has been used once you register, even if you do not test.
  • Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee including up to four valid college choices (listed at the time of registration). Waivers do not cover test date changes, test center changes, or any other fees.

Fees

  • ACT Only (No Writing) $52.00
  • ACT Plus Writing $68.00
  • Late Registration add $30.00
  • Standby Testing add $55.00

ACT Writing

Many colleges recommend the ACT plus writing, please check with your individual college to see what they advise. The following Minnesota colleges REQUIRE the writing portion of the ACT:

  • Carlton College
  • Martin Luther College
  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • University of Minnesota Rochester
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Testing packets and practice booklets are available in the College Career Center and in the Guidance Office.

Princeton High School Code: 242-030 - You will need this code when registering for the ACT and/or SAT Tests

ACT Test Information and Registration

SAT Testing Information

SAT test results are typically preferred at colleges on the east and west coast of the United States.

  • See Registration Book or website for testing fees, varies by tests taken.
  • Testing booklets are available in the Career Center and the Guidance Office.

SAT Testing Dates and Registration

Star Testing Information

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