Throughout the school year, various standardized tests are given to Ozark Adventist Academy students. Depending on the grade, different tests are either required or encouraged. Grade levels indicated below are typical times to take these tests, though the ACT/SAT may be taken earlier than the junior year if desired.
Ozark Adventist Academy's High School Testing Code is 040-880. Our ACT Test Center Code is 171-101. Our SAT Test Center Code is 04155. Below is a brief summary of the tests.
The Pre-SAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. High-achieving students with excellent grades must take this test in their eleventh grade year in order to qualify for consideration. Because this test is only offered once per year in the fall, it’s wise to begin taking the test in the ninth and tenth grades to prepare for qualification.
For students who do not wish to pursue the National Merit Scholar path, the Pre-SAT is still for you! This test is the perfect way to prepare for the larger tests such as the SAT and the ACT. The Pre-SAT is much cheaper (averaging around $18; it varies by year) than the SAT and ACT, and it will familiarize students with the structure of formal testing and the wording in which questions are asked. We highly recommend every student in grades nine through eleven take advantage of this inexpensive and highly preparatory test. ACT and SAT scores are likely to improve with just the experience of becoming familiar with the testing environment.
Students who would like to take the PSAT need to talk with OAA's testing coordinator, Lauren Upson Hosteter, during library hours or via email at [email protected], to sign up. PSAT fees may be paid HERE.
The ACT and SAT are exams used by colleges and universities to make entrance decisions. To register, students will need a photo id, the pertinent school info, and a method of payment. Students will need to set up an account and register for the SAT on the College Board website. Students will need set up an account and register for the ACT at www.act.org. These accounts will enable students to access their test scores and send them to the colleges and universities of their choice.
ACT and SAT tests given at Ozark Adventist Academy are administered in the library in the Administration Building. Students will need to bring their own calculator, a photo ID, ACT match slip provided after regisration from ACT (for those taking the ACT), several number two pencils, and an eraser. Water in a clear container and snacks may be kept under the seat during testing and accessed during scheduled breaks.
Ozark Adventist Academy offers AP (advanced placement) testing for Mr. Hoskinson's computer science course and Mrs. Vargas-Chace's Advanced Spanish course. Advanced Placement tests allow a student to receive college credit for excellence in their courses. Students who score well may be able to receive credit for several college courses (depending on the subject). For the 2022-2023 school year, the fees are $97. For homeschooled students who wish to take the AP Computer Science test or the AP Spanish Language and Culture test in the 2023-2024 school year, please contact our testing coordinator before September 30 in order to register.
Payment may be made through the following link or directly to Ozark's Business Office.
The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists adopted the MAP Growth test during the 2020-2021 school year. These tests and scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. MAP Growth tests are unique, and each area test adapts to your child's responses to measure your child's skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn-whether it is on, above, or below their grade level. Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child's learning, it's easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly. OAA tests in August, January, and April. There is no charge to Ozark Adventist Academy students or parents for MAP testing. No registration is required. MAP testing is done during regular class times. Please check our online calendar for specific dates.
If parents, students, or community members have any questions about testing through Ozark Adventist Academy, please do not hesitate to contact our testing coordinator, Lauren Upson Hosteter, via the link below.
Grade levels indicated below are typical times to take these tests, though the ACT/SAT may be taken earlier than the junior year if desired. We encourage all students in grades nine through twelve to use the ACT Academy prep program. This is a free online prep program offered by ACT. The earlier a student gets involved in preparing for the ACT, the more comfortable they become with the format and the type of questions they will be asked.
Ninth grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT test in the fall of each year. The PSAT is much cheaper (averaging around $18; but it varies by year) than the SAT and ACT, and it will familiarize students with the structure of formal testing and the wording in which questions are asked.
MAP tests are also given to OAA students in grade nine. No registration is required for MAP tests and testing will be given during normal class times.
In October, we offer the PSAT to those who wish to take it. The cost is $18. This is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship program and is a good prep for the SAT. Tenth grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT.
MAP tests are also given to OAA students in grade ten. No registration is required for MAP tests and testing will be given during normal class times.
We encourage all Juniors to use the ACT Academy prep program to prepare for the ACT. The cost is $19.95 but is a small price for the preparation they will receive. Ozark Adventist Academy will give the ACT test to all Juniors in April 2023 at no additional cost to parents, a savings of over $50. Juniors may take the ACT more than once, if desired, but students will need to register with ACT and pay the testing fee.
In October we also offer the PSAT to those who wish to take it. The cost is $18. This is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship program and is a good prep for the SAT.
MAP tests are also given to OAA students in grade eleven. No registration is required for MAP tests and testing will be given during normal class times.
We encourage all Seniors to use the ACT Academy prep program to prepare for the ACT. The cost is $19.95 but is a small price for the preparation they will receive. We will be offering the ACT test six times during the 2022-2023 school year. The registration deadlines and testing dates are detailed below. Students will need to register with ACT and pay their registration fees. The SAT is also available to students. Students will need to register for a testing date with the College Board and pay the required fees.