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Below you will find information and links to resources that can help students prepare for the ACT and SAT exams.

ACT Prep

Online

  • Learning Express Library - Take advantage of this FREE ACT prep program. Login with your Lafayette Public Library account number.
    • ACTstudent.org - students can find information on preparing for the ACT, test dates, and how to register for the exam.
    • March2success.com - This academic resource site is maintained by the U.S. Army. However, the resource is open to any student who wants to improve academically. There are activities to improve performance, and students can actually take several practice ACT and SAT exams online.

SAT Prep

  • Please visit the Collegeboard.org website for information regarding the SAT and how to prepare.

ACT Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register my student for the ACT?

Yes. You or your student is responsible for registering for the ACT. Go to ACT.org. LHS does not register students for the ACT (except in the Spring of Junior Year - See Below)

How do I register my student for the ACT?

Go to ACT.org

Can my student take the ACT test with accommodations?

If your student has a current IEP or IAP through Special Education or 504 Regular Education, your student may be eligible for testing accommodations through ACT. Contact your student's counselor if you have questions.

Will the school give my student the ACT?

State accountability requires all high schools to have a valid score on file for every Junior. LHS administers the ACT to all Juniors in the Spring. The state pays for this administration. You do not have to register for this test. All scores are college-reportable.

How many times should my student take the ACT?

If your student is college-bound, it is recommended that your student take the ACT during the Fall of Junior Year, during the Spring of Junior Year, and as many times as necessary Senior year to obtain a desired score. Desired score depends on your student's post-secondary plans. You and your student are responsible for registration and payment of all ACT tests (except the state-mandated test during the Spring of Junior Year).

What are ACT scores used for?

ACT scores determine TOPS eligibility, qualify students for various scholarships and plays a roll in a student's placement in college classes.

How do I send my ACT score to colleges/universities?

Go to ACT.org. ACT will send scores to 4 universities as part of your testing fee. To send more than 4 scores, students must pay a fee per score over 4.

Does TOPS get my ACT score?

You are responsible for sending your score to TOPS. Use the TOPS code 1595.

How many times can a student take the ACT?

Max number of attempts is 12.

Can I take the SAT?

Click HERE for a more thorough comparison of the SAT and the ACT. Student who would like to take the SAT should go to www.collegeboard.org to register. LHS is NOT a testing site for the SAT.

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