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. Postsecondary 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 thru 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 and 12th grade students register to take the ACT and/or SAT assessments on their own.
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.
ACT 2019-2020 Test Dates
- September 14, 2019 (Registration deadline: August 16, 2019)
- October 26, 2019 (Registration deadline: September 20, 2019)
- December 14, 2019 (Registration deadline: November 8, 2019)
- February 8, 2020 (Registration deadline: January 10, 2020)
- April 4, 20120 (Registration deadline: February 28, 2020)
- June 13, 2020 (Registration deadline: May 8, 2020)
- July 18, 2020 (Registration deadline: June 19, 2020)
Online Test Prep
Lincoln Lutheran will reimburse students in grades 9-12 who purchase online ACT prep accounts and provide evidence of acceptable usage of the account. The cost is $39.95 for 6 months access. Instructions are available here.
Get Reimbursed for Online Test Prep Costs
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 one hour in each of the four categories for a total of at least four hours. 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 per question. See the "Historical Reports" screenshot here.
- 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 the "Dashboard" screenshot here.