What - Created by the ACT Corporation, this test is one of two major tests used by colleges for admissions purposes, the other being the SAT (which can be found below). It tests students in English, math, reading and science. Students can also select to take the writing portion of the exam if they are interested in one of the few colleges or universities that require the writing portion. The test is designed to measure a student’s understanding of high school curriculum. Please see www.actstudent.org for much more information on this test.
When and Where - The test is offered on seven different Saturday’s throughout the year. A student can take the test in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July. Students can view updated test dates and locations on the act website at www.actstudent.org.
Why - All juniors at LHS take the SAT as a part of required state testing. Some students elect to also take the ACT with the idea that the format may be more conducive to their learning style. Though the scoring system is different, we've observed that most students receive scores that are relatively similar to their SAT scores, in terms of percentile.
How - The student may register at www.actstudent.org. There is a fee for the exam, though fee waivers are available through the counseling office for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.