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High School Test Dates

New Limits on Local Testing

Current 2015 legislation limits the amount of time spent on locally adopted districtwide or schoolwide assessments. Limits are 10 hours per school for grades 1-6 and 11 hours per school for grades 7-12, excluding IB and AP. A district may be exempt if after consulting with the teachers, the school district reports reasons in World’s Best Workforce Report.

Click here for the VHS assessment plan.


Juniors/Seniors:  Virginia High School will be administering the ACT on February 25, 2020.  The cost for this assessment is $59.00. All juniors and seniors interested in taking the exam MUST register in the Counseling Office with a check for $59.00 payable to ISD 706 by January 3, 2020.  Students who receive free/reduced lunch will have their fee waived if there is a waiver on file. Please note, if you took the exam last year you are not eligible for a free exam. See Mrs. Oja or Mrs. Harsila in the counseling office with any questions.


ACT ZAPS Test Prep Seminar
Mesabi Range College, Virginia Campus
Saturday, January 18, 2020 from  9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Cost is $89.99
Click here to register online.
Seminar includes:

  • Five hours of focused strategy instruction by a highly trained instructor
  • 24 practice tests for the ACT and ZAPPING the ACT Study Guide
  • Specific strategies for each type of question on the ACT
  • General test-taking methods for lifelong success
  • Test-specific time-management techniques
  • Explanations for each question and answer on the practice tests
  • Unique system for analyzing errors to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Instruction for writing a high-scoring Essay

ACT TEST DATES
HIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER 242-555

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TEST DATE REGULAR DEADLINE LATE – late fee required
October 26, 2019 Sept. 20, 2019 Sept. 21-  Oct. 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
 June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
Apply online at www.actstudent.org or get information in the Counseling Office.

Act Online Prep is available here.  Practice tests and other information can be found at act.org. 

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SAT TEST DATES
HIGH SCHOOL CODE NUMBER 242-555  

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TEST DATE REGULAR DEADLINE LATE DEADLINE
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 24, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 22, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 3, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 21 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020
Apply online at www.collegeboard.com or get information in the Counseling Office.

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522