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ACT

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.

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ACT: LHS School Day Testing will be on March 28, 2023


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 2023.  Freshmen and sophomores will take a preACT test on March 28.


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.

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ACT Test Dates  2022-23:  Create an account with MyACT.org
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
July 16, 2022* June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022
September 10, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 19, 2022
October 22, 2022 September 16, 2022 September 30, 2022
December 10, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 11, 2022
February 11, 2023 January 6, 2023 January 20, 2023
April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023 March 24, 2023
June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 19, 2023
July 15, 2023 June 16, 2023 June 23, 2023

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

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Growing Trend in Test-Optional Colleges


Follow this link to learn more about colleges that are test-optional with regard to the ACT/SAT: http://fairtest.org/2019-best-year-ever-testoptional-higher-ed-admissi

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Early Decision vs. Early Action

Follow this link to help determine if Early Decision or Early Action is right for you:
https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/applications/early

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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.
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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.

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Scholarships by ACT Score 


Click here for more information in regards to Scholarships by ACT Score.
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           ALL THINGS COLLEGE BOARD: PSAT/ SAT/AP/CLEP
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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.
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PSAT

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.
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SAT 

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.
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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.

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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.
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Scholarships by SAT Score 

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

What is CLEP?
 

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

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                               CLASSIC LEARNING TEST (CLT) 

The CLT is a relatively new competitor to the well-known SAT and ACT standardized college entrance exams.  Not all colleges accept CLT scores for admission. To create a free account with CLT click here 
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