Testing Information

Test Dates and Location Grade Level(s) Purpose and Summary Cost
PSAT October 19, 2016 at LCS 11 The PSAT test is a preparatory SAT test that could also qualify students for a National Merit Scholarship.  The PSAT tests students in Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing and will help students prepare for the SAT as well as provide information on how they compare academically to other 11th graders who will be applying for college.  Certain test scores will enter students into the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Free for
LCS Families
ACT Aspire April 2017 at LCS 3-8 The ACT Aspire is given to LCS elementary and middle school students.  The test assesses students in various subjects within Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science.  LCS uses the tests to help improve instruction and identify strengths and areas of improvement for individual students. Free
ACT Plus Writing Various Dates at LCS 11-12 The ACT is used for college admission and scholarship purposes.  The test covers Reading, Writing, Science, and Mathematics.  It is recommended that students begin taking the ACT in the spring of their junior year.  The ACT is the college admission test most commonly taken by LCS students.  More information can be found at www.actstudent.org. $56.50
SAT Various Dates Off-Site 11-12 The SAT is used for college admission and scholarship purposes.  The test subjects include Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.  Some colleges and universities require students to take the SAT for admission, but most will accept either the ACT or SAT.  More information can be found at www.collegeboard.com. $57.00

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