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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase
Principal

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Counseling Department

Testing

AzM2 (formerly AzMERIT)

Who
10th Graders

What
State-mandated standardized exam for Arizona state standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Mathematics exam will cover Algebra 1 and Geometry content.

Schedule
TBD

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AIMS Science

Who
9th and 10th grade students enrolled in Biology, H Biology, or Biology: Biotech classes. Also any 10th grade students not enrolled who have not yet tested.

What
State-mandated standardized exam for Arizona state standards in Science.

When
TBD

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CWRA+

Who
9th and 11th graders

What
“The College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+) directly measures student performance on critical-thinking and written-communication skills, such as analysis and problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument, in addition to writing mechanics and effectiveness,” (https://cae.org).

The assessment consists of a Performance Task (DBQ)  to measure higher-order skills such as critical thinking and written communication in a real-world and a series of Selected Response (multiple choice) Questions to assess scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument. 

When
Fall (9th graders during English classes) and Spring (11th graders during US History classes)

Schedule
TBD

AP

 

STAMP (Seal of Biliteracy)

Who
9th-12th grade students

What
Assessment to demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (simplified or traditional), Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), or Russian.

When
TBD

How to Register
Students can get a registration form at the Counseling Office. The form and payment will then go to the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment deadline.

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AZ Civics Test

Who
11th graders (as well as 12th graders who have not yet passed)

What
In 2015, the Arizona State Legislature passed the Arizona Civics Test Law (House Bill 2064). This bill requires students, beginning with the graduating class of 2017, to pass a civics test based on the United States Immigration and Naturalization civics questions. Students will be required to score 60% or higher in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency certificate. School districts are required to document on the student’s transcript that the student passed the Arizona Civics Test.

When
Juniors, as well as seniors needing to pass, will test through US History classes on a date to be determined in the spring. (Seniors will be added into testing classes)

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College Prep/Admission Testing

•University of Arizona's Think Tank will be offering SAT/ACT prep through Community Schools this summer. Click here for more detailed information about the test prep sessions.

•Students are advised to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts for personalized practice.

Click here for information about the requirements/recommendations for the SAT/ACT with essay.

Click here for information about SAT subject test requirements/recommendations.

SAT/ACT

Who
All students are encouraged to take either the SAT and/or the ACT in spring of junior year. 9th and 10th graders are permitted to test, but may not have the full content knowledge.
 

What
Both the SAT and ACT are standardized college admissions exams. As many students score higher on one test than the other, and colleges always use the higher score, students should consider taking both the SAT and the ACT. Princeton Review and prepscholar are among webites that offer tips to consider when deciding which test to take if a student only wants to take one.

Go to sat.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT and actstudent.org to register for the ACT.   You will need a credit card and the CFHS CEEB code which is 030476.  We encourage families to take advantage of the four free test reports option and select four colleges when registering.  (Ordering reports later will cost approximately $12 each.)  Test fee waivers are available if a student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch.   See your counselor.  

When

SAT - March 14, May 2, June 6
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

ACT - February 8, April 4, June 13, July 18
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

Useful Links:

SAT
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests
ACT
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

Useful Phone Apps:

  • Khan Academy - Contains math video lessons to cover topics on both the SAT and ACT. Khan Academy has partnered with College Board and has expanded its SAT prep resources.
  • Magoosh ACT Flashcards - Cover essential English, math, and science knowledge. Contains an algorithm that adapts to the user so you know which concepts to focus on.
  • Daily Practice - Features official SAT questions. Practice with a question of the day or search archived questions by difficulty level.
  • The Grading Game - Invites players to find errors within sample essays - which is great for writing and English sections. The timer helps train your brain to find errors quickly and effectively. 
  • Math Brain Booster - Helps train for the "no calculator" portion for the SAT and improves attention span, reaction time, and mental sharpness by challenging user to solve tasks within a time limit.

PSAT

Who
All Juniors, and any interested freshmen and sophomores

What
The PSAT is the official practice SAT and is also the qualifying test for juniors for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.  Students will encounter passage-based questions—sometimes accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts—and math problems drawing upon algebra, geometry, and a little trig. 

When
PASSED - CFHS offered the PSAT on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to Register

InTouch or Bursar until Sept 16 ($25) 

Bursar only Sept 16-October 17 ($30; as tests remain available)

Useful Links

Unofficial Practice ACT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

What
The FFO is hosting an unoffical practice ACT test for students.

When
PASSED - Sunday, November 10

How to Register

Register via InTouch or with the Bursar ($35)

Unofficial Practice SAT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

What
The FFO is hosting an unofficial practice SAT test for students. 

When/Where
Sunday, February 9 in the CFHS Cafeteria

How to Register

Register via InTouch or with the Bursar Jan 28 - Feb 5 ($25). 

Late registration as tests remain available Feb 6 - 12:00 pm on Feb 7 ($35)

ASVAB

Who
Open to all students grades 10-12. 

What
The ASVAB is sponsored by the US military but any student, regardless of military interest, who would like a better understanding of possible career matches is encouraged to take this free assessment.  The ASVAB measures an individual’s knowledge and ability in ten different areas including general science, math reasoning, word knowledge and paragraph comprehension, coding speed, and mechanical and electronic information.  A student’s strengths are matched to possible careers and each student receives a personalized summary report.

When
Tuesday, February 25 at 8 am in the House 3 Seminar Room

How to Register

Sign up in the Counseling Office or by emailing Ms. McDole at bmcdole@cfsd16.org by February 18.

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Testing Accommodations

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