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The ACT is a college admissions test accepted by all colleges in the United States.  ACT allows the student to select four colleges for their scores to be sent to with each testing session at no additional cost.  Some colleges accept ACT Superscores which means the student's best subject scores over multiple testing are averaged to create their new Superscore.  Not all colleges accept ACT Superscores. Not all colleges require an ACT score. Check on your college website admissions page to determine what is required at your college of interest.


ACT: LHS School Day Testing will be on March 26, 2024

LHS students will have the opportunity to take the complete ACT (on paper; no writing) at school on March 29, 2022.  The Details and cost will be shared in January 2024.  Freshmen and sophomores will take a preACT test on March 26.

The  December and April ACT testing dates at Saturday national testing centers continue to be the only options when students have the opportunity to order the TRI which means resources come back to the student following testing at a small fee.  Resources include test questions, the student's answers, and the answer key for that test. These materials can be helpful when studying for future ACT testing.


ACT Test Dates  2023-24:  Create an account with MyACT.org
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
September 9, 2023 August 4, 2023 August 18, 2023
October 28, 2023 September 22, 2023 October 6, 2023
December 9, 2023 November 3, 2023 November 17, 2023
February 10, 2024 January 5, 2024 January 19, 2024
April 13, 2024 March 8, 2024 March 22, 2024
June 8, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 17, 2024
July 13, 2024 June 7, 2024 June 21, 2024

For more information, please click here to visit the ACT website. 


ACT College Readiness Benchmark

The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing first-year college courses. Students who meet a benchmark on the ACT have approximately a 50% chance of earning a B or better and approximately a 75% chance of earning a C or better in the corresponding college course or courses. Read more about how the subject-test benchmarks were developed.

College Course or Course Area ACT Subject-Area Test The ACT Test Benchmark
English Composition English 18
College Algebra Mathematics 22
Social Sciences Reading 22
Biology Science 23

Growing Trend in Test-Optional Colleges

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Early Decision vs. Early Action

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ACT Academy

ACT Academy is a free online tool and practice test program. The ACT Academy is designed to help students get the best score possible on the ACT test. The ACT Academy provides video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to your academic needs. ACT Academy provides students with a personalized study plan based on their previous scores from the ACT test, PreACT, Official ACT practice tests, and platform diagnostics. Click here to start practicing with ACT Academy.

ACT Online Prep

The ACT Online Prep is an online resource to help students prepare to take the ACT test. It features real questions from previous tests. The ACT Online Prep is a great way to prepare for the ACT, practice ACT questions, and review your scores. A free mobile app comes with your purchase of ACT Online Prep for on-the-go reviewing. Click here to study with ACT Online Prep.

Another resource for ACT prep as well as AP exams can be found through Magoosh which includes free practice tests, video lessons, and flashcards. Click here to learn more.

Scholarships by ACT Score 

Click here for more information in regards to Scholarships by ACT Score.



The College Board

The College Board is a non-profit organization that connects students to college success. College Board offers students the opportunity to take free PSAT and SAT practice tests. Click here to learn more about the PSAT and SAT and to take practice tests. The College Board also offers students to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses to earn college credit while in high school. The College Board also offers CLEP testing to earn college credit without taking a full course. More information is below.

The article, The Parent Worry Index, by The College Board, ranked the top concerns that parents have about college. The article highlights resources to help parents face their concerns with confidence. Check it out! To read the article, please click here.


The Lutheran High School of Kansas City offers freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT at school. The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT. The PSAT scores are also used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. The PSAT is offered every year in October. The PSAT has two sections, Mathematics, and Evidenced-based Reading and Writing. The PSAT is scored in each section on a scale of 160-760. The perfect score is 1520. Click here to take the PSAT practice tests.


Khan Academy 
The College Board and Khan Academy have partnered in order to help students practice for the SAT online. Khan Academy provides questions approved by the College Board, videos, lessons, tips, and test strategies, take official SAT practice tests and create personalized study plans based on your results. Khan Academy creates a practice plan for you based on a diagnostic or your SAT or PSAT/NMSQT scores. According to the Khan Academy website, 20 hours of practice on Khan Academy is associated with an average of 115 points score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT. Khan Academy provides questions in the areas of Mathematics, US and World History, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Reading, and Writing. Click here to take SAT practice tests online with Khan Academy. Your answers will be scored at the end of the test. After the practice test, you will get a personalized practice recommendation so you can study the subjects that were challenging.

SAT Practice Tests

If you prefer to take a pencil and paper test, download the paper practice tests on the College Board website. The College Board provides students the opportunity to take eight paper SAT practice tests. After you finish the paper practice test, get instant feedback and question-by-question results from your phone. Just open the free app, Daily Practice for the SAT, and snap a picture of your answer sheet. You can also print out the guide that comes with the test and score it by hand. Click here to take a paper practice SAT test.


Daily Practice for the SAT 

Want to practice every day for the SAT? The Daily Practice for the SAT app allows students the opportunity to practice the SAT daily. Answer a question a day on the Daily Practice for the SAT app and get immediate feedback. Click here to download the Daily Practice for the SAT app and practice for the SAT.

Scholarships by SAT Score 

Click here for information in regards to Scholarships by SAT Score. 


Advanced Placement (AP) 

Students have the opportunity to tackle college-level curriculum while in high school and earn college credit based on their results on the AP exam at the end of the course. To learn more about AP follow this link: 


The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers thirty-four (34) college course material. If a student passes a CLEP exam, he or she can earn three or more college credits at more than 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities. CLEP was created to help individuals with prior knowledge in a college course subject earn college credits. 

Key CLEP Facts, Information by College Board Website:

  • Students take CLEP exams on a computer at official CLEP test centers.
  • CLEP exams contain multiple-choice questions.
  • CLEP exams take about 90–120 minutes to complete, depending on the exam subject.
  • CLEP exams are offered year-round at more than 2,000 CLEP test centers across the country.
  • Students receive their CLEP exam scores immediately after completing the exam (except for College Composition and Spanish with Writing).
  • More than 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities grant credit for CLEP.

Who can take a CLEP Exam?

High school students can take a CLEP exam. If you are interested in earning college credit, you can take a CLEP exam! CLEP exams will save time and money. 

To visit the CLEP website, please click here

To register for a CLEP exam, please click here