FOR 2021-2022 TESTING:
Please note: Registrations for Saturday national tests are handled completely by the testing companies (ACT, Inc. and College Board). LTHS has no ability to register students.
- ALL testing is subject to cancellation/change die to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- When are the next ACT test dates?
- June 13, 2020 (this test WILL NOT BE hosted at LTHS; it has been cancelled)
- July 18, 2020
- September 12, 2020 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
- October 24, 2020
- December 12, 2020
- February 6, 2021 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
- April 17, 2021
- June 12, 2021 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
- July 17, 2021
- Where can I find more information about the National ACT tests?
- Click on this link for more information: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/register.html
Purpose:The purpose of the ACT test is two-fold:
- The ACT® is a "US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college". For additional information, please visit the ACT website: http://www.actstudent.org.
Who takes the ACT?11th and 12th grade studentsIs the ACT test optional or required?The ACT test is optional; however, college-bound students may need to take it as an admission requirement for most colleges and universities.What areas does the ACT test cover?The test consists of four multiple choice subtests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, plus an optional Writing test.
- English: Punctuation, Grammar and Usage, Sentence Structure, Strategy, Organization, and Style (45 minutes)
- Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry (60 minutes)
- Reading: Prose Fiction, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences (35 minutes)
- Science: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints (35 minutes)
- Writing (OPTIONAL): (40 minutes)
Test Date and Registration
2020-2021 ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:Test DatesRegistration DeadlineLate Fee RequiredSeptember 12, 2020**August 14, 2020August 15-28, 2020October 24, 2020
September 18, 2020 September 19-October 2, 2020 December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020 February 6, 2021** January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021 April 17, 2021** March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021 June 12, 2021** May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021 July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021
**ACT Tests administered at LTHS.
How do I register for the ACT test?
NEW for 2020-2021: ACT will offer Section Re-TakesFrom the ACT website:"Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test date--once you complete a full test--you can choose to retake the full test or retake one or more single-subject section test to improve your scores. Section retesting allows you to showcase your skills and accomplishments gained over a lifetime--not just your test-taking abilities on a particular day."The cost of the re-takes:
Students must sign-up online at the ACT website (www.actstudent.org) by creating an ACT Student Web Account.
- The test registration fee for the ACT Plus Writing is $70.00.
- The test registration fee for the ACT No Writing is $55.00.
- Late registration fee is $30.00 in addition to the test registration fee.
- Students must upload a photo as part of their online registration: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/photo-submission-requirements.html.
- Standby testing is available if you miss the LATE deadline to register for a test date. The standby testing fee is $55.00 in addition to the test fee for your test option.
- Students can request a test date or test center change from ACT. The fee to change a test date is $32.00 in addition to the test fee. The fee to change the test center (which must be for the same test date) is $30.00 in addition to the test fee.
- for 1 section: $44.00
- for 2 sections: $48.00
- for 3 sections: $52.00
How will a section re-take impact my ACT Composite score?According to the ACT website, "Since the composite score is the average of students' four scores across English, math, reading, and science, a higher retest score in any of these subjects will increase the overall test average."Will colleges accept my re-take score/superscore?While the option to re-take a section of the ACT will be available to students, our office highly recommends that you check with your college or university to make sure they will accept the re-take score/superscore before scheduling to re-take any ACT sections.According to the ACT website:"We (ACT) recommend that colleges adopt the ACT section retest score into their score-use policy and superscore the ACT."For more information regarding Section Re-Takes: visit the ACT website at:What do I do if I missed the ACT test?If a student is absent or unable to test on the date for which he/she has registered, the student can request a “test date change” to take the ACT on a different date. ACT will charge a $32.00 fee (plus the cost of the test with appropriate late charges, if applicable) to make a “test date change”. Please visit the ACT website for more information:
Test Day Instructions
Test Location:All 2020-21 ACT tests hosted at LTHS will be administered at the North Campus. Students should arrive at the lobby outside of the Reber Center (at the Clocktower Entrance) by 7:45 a.m. From there, students will be directed to a testing room.What should I bring on test day?Students need to bring their photo ID, their ACT Admission Ticket, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and an ACT approved calculator. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THE ACT ADMISSION TICKET AND PHOTO ID.Can I bring a snack?Students will have a short break during which a snack can be eaten. Snacks must be stored at the back of the testing room. Please do not bring a water bottle to the test. There are water fountains available.Can I bring my cell phone?Students may bring a cell phone, however, the phone MUST BE POWERED COMPLETELY OFF during testing. If a cell phone is activated during testing, the student’s test will be voided.
SCORE REPORTING INFORMATION
How do I receive my ACT test scores?Students’ scores are available for online viewing on the student’s ACT Student Web Account. In addition, score reports are mailed to the student’s home by ACT 3-8 weeks following the test. http://www.actstudent.org/scores/viewing-scores.htmlFor additional information regarding the ACT test, please visit the ACT website: