ACT Website
Includes registration information and practice questions
Elkhorn High School is a test center
Practice tests available in the counseling center
Elkhorn South High School school code: 281-708

CollegeBoard Website
 Elkhorn South High School school code: 281-708
There is NOT a test center in Elkhorn

The National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The program, which began in 1955, is conducted annually by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance.

High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in their junior year, and meeting other participation requirements. PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (the sum of verbal, math, and writing skills scores) serve as an initial screen of more than a million entrants and are used to designate those who receive National Merit Program recognition.

The PSAT/NMSQT is given in the fall.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has provided the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery, to high schools and post-secondary schools since 1968. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program has been designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.

The ASVAB Program recently was redesigned to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution.

If a student is planning on attending a community college, there are two options for admissions and placement tests. One, a student can take the ACT and, if scoring a certain grade as determined by the school of choice, this test can be used for admission and placement. The second measure that can be used is the COMPASS/ASSET placement test.

The COMPASS is an untimed , computer-based placement test and is designed to identify a student’s skill levels in English language usage, reading and mathematics.

The ASSET is three 25-minute placement tests and are designed to identify a student’s skill levels in English language usage, reading and mathematics.  Contact the community college for information on signing up.