Testing Information

Last Updated: 7/22/2021 2:44 PM

Required High School Testing:

AIR (End of Course Exams) – Class of 2018 and Beyond
There a 7 AIR tests, English I, English II, Algebra I, Geometry, US History and US Government. The tests are administered in the Spring of the year that each student takes the corresponding course. Students must accumulate a total of 18 points on these tests if they are using this pathway for graduation. Students also must earn a minimum of 4 points across the English tests and the Math tests. They must also earn a minimum of 6 points across the Biology, US History and US Government tests.

College & Career Readiness Testing:

ASVAB – The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is an assessment given by the United States Armed Forces as an admission test, but is given at the high school level for its built in career assessment component to help guide students to seek education in a career field matching their interests.

PSAT – The Pre-SAT is given to collegiate and honors 11th grade students in October of each year.  The testing date for the PSAT is pre-determined by College Board and is the only date for the test each academic year.   The Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test gives students practice for the SAT and if they meet the annual benchmarks, will qualify (as a Junior) will qualify a student for National Merit and/or National Achievement and/or National Hispanic Scholar Award.

AP – The AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students’ ability to perform at a college level.  One great benefit of taking AP Exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. Most colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. You can save money and get a head start on your degree when you enter college with credit you’ve already earned through AP.  Each college and university makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement. Most have a written policy spelling out things like the minimum required score to earn credit for a given AP Exam, the amount of credit awarded and how credits are applied.                                                                     Find out more at apstudent.collegeboard.org

ACT Information

For assistance in signing up for the test, please click the following link:

ACT Sign Up Directions

Hamilton High School Code: 362-493
(for students who attend HHS)
Hamilton High School Test Center Code: 182420
(for students wishing to test at HHS)

What Is The ACT?
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

How Do I Register to take the ACT?
All students register for the ACT online through the national website. Go To: www.actstudent.org
This website houses all information relating to the ACT test.

How Much Does It cost?
The ACT offers two different versions: ACT No Writing and ACT Plus Writing
ACT No Writing: $36.50
ACT Plus Writing: $52.50
Students who receive free or reduced lunch at their school are eligible for a fee waiver that will cover the cost of the ACT test. A student who is eligible can utilize 2 fee waivers during their high school career.

When do I take the ACT?
The ACT should be taken by the end of the Junior year. Students opt to take the test multiple times as increasing your ACT score will improve college admissions and scholarship opportunities.

The ACT is offered 6 times each academic year in September, October, December, February, April and June. It is important to check the ACT Test Date and the Registration Deadline as there is a late registration fee issued after the deadline which is not covered by the ACT fee waivers (if applicable).

How do I prepare for the ACT?
Students can pick up a practice test in the HHS Guidance Office.
HHS Students can also choose to take the ACT/SAT Prep course offered each semester at Hamilton High School as one of their classes. This must be selected during the scheduling process the previous school year.

Additional Prep Information:
– Weekend Warrior an ACT Test Prep Intensive – Call to Register!! This is not a free program.
(TorchPrep.com or Call an advisor (513)549-6776 or email info@torchprep.com)
-Warren & Butler County Weekend Boot Camp:
Saturdays 9:00-4:30pm (3/29/14 & 4/5/14) & Sundays 9:00am-4:30pm (3/30/14 & 4/6/14)
Location: Mason, Ohio


Where Do I Go to Take the ACT?
During the registration process, students have the opportunity to choose their test center location. Typically students will choose the site that is closest to them and has seats available. Hamilton High School is proud to be an ACT Test Center (Code: 182420). All of our tests are given on Saturday in the Career Technical Center Building. Students often are more successful on the ACT if they are most comfortable and familiar with their testing environment.