Testing

Juniors and Seniors should consider registering to take the ACT.

Visit www.actstudent.org to set up an account and register to take the test. Have a debit or credit card ready for payment.  Be sure to remember your username and password as you will use this to test again and to view and send scores.  

Online Test Prep.  Lincoln Lutheran will reimburse students in grades 9-12 who purchase online ACT prep accounts and provide evidence of minimum usage of the account. Click on the "ACT prep online purchase directions" link at the bottom of this page for details about purchasing the program.  The cost is $39.95 for 6 months access. 

How to get reimbursed.  Students who have purchased the program will need to submit two reports to the guidance office as proof of minimum use to receive the reimbursement.  

  • Students are required to spend at least 4 hours doing practice questions (one hour in each of the four categories).  Under "Historical Reports" print the practice overview that shows the number of questions and the time spent on each question.  This should be around 500 to 600 questions depending on the amount of time spent on per question.  See "Historical Reports" screen shot attached at the bottom of this page
  • Students are required to do one complete practice test.  Under the "Tests" tab, print the dashboard showing that one ACT practice test has been completed (215 questions). See "Dashboard" screen shot attached at the bottom of this page.    

ACT 2018-2019 TEST DATES

  • TEST DATE: September 8, 2018 (Registration deadline: August 10, 2018)
  • TEST DATE: October 27, 2018 (Registration deadline: September 28, 2018)
  • TEST DATE: December 8, 2018 (Registration deadline: November 2, 2018) 
  • TEST DATE: February 9, 2019 (Registration deadline: January 11, 2019)
  • TEST DATE: April 13, 2019 (Registration deadline: March 8, 2019)
  • TEST DATE: June 8, 2019 (Registration deadline: May 3, 2019)
  • TEST DATE:  July 13, 2019 (Registration deadline: June 14, 2019)

What is the Purpose of Standardized Testing?

Standardized tests are educational tools used by Lincoln Lutheran administrators, educators, and students to enhance a student's individual learning process. They also serve to indicate strengths and weaknesses and illustrate how your student compares to other students on a national level. Post-secondary institutions also use standardized test scores (typically the ACT or SAT) for admission purposes as well as merit-based financial aid. 

What Tests Will My Student Be Taking at Lincoln Lutheran?

  • 6th - 10th Grades take MAP tests in the spring and the fall

  • 11th Grade students may opt to take the PSAT test that is given at Lincoln Lutheran each fall.  This is the test that qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship program.  

  • 11th & 12th Grade - ACT and/or SAT (students register to take these assessments on their own)

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