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Testing Information


ACT
(American College Test)
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject tests in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing (optional)

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if taking the writing portion).

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The ACT is administered on six test dates at different locations across the U.S. There is a basic registration fee and a deadline for registration. Please visit www.act.org for more information.


ACT Aspire

ACT Aspire assesses student readiness in English, math, reading, science, and writing. It connects student growth from grades 3-8 and early high school in the context of college and career readiness. The test incorporates multiple question types including constructed response, selected response, and technology-enhanced items to better assess student knowledge and provide more meaningful insights.


AP Testing

(Advanced Placement)

The AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well a student has mastered the content and skills of the course — a successful score could even earn credit and advanced placement in college. All students enrolled in AP Classes at LCS will take the AP Exam at the end of the year. Please see the curriculum guide for a list of AP courses offered at Lincoln Christian. For more information about testing, please visit https://collegereadiness.colle...


Pre-ACT Testing

The PreACT® is a practice version of the ACT. It Helps students identify their current academic readiness for college and career, predict how they will perform on the ACT after an additional year of learning, determine skills they can improve based on their performance, and explore how their career aspirations align with their interests

To learn more about the test visit: The PreACT & 6 Ways the PreACT Helps You


PSAT Testing

The PSAT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It measures critical reading, math, and writing skills developed over many years, both in and out of school. Students will not be asked to recall facts from literature, history, or science, or to complete math formulas, because this test measures your reasoning and critical thinking skills. For more information on National Merit visit: nationalmerit.org

*Why take the test? Get feedback about critical academic skills, prepare for the SAT, start getting ready for college, enter scholarship competitions, see which AP courses you might be ready for, and National Merit qualification.

*What is on the PSAT? PSAT Contents

*What is the date and test fee? PSAT If later you decide against taking the test, PSAT charges a $4 booklet return fee that will be charged to your Renweb/FACTS account.

*Is it a good idea to take the PSAT as a sophomore? Absolutely. When you take the PSAT in 11th grade, it has some pretty high stakes attached in the form of National Merit distinctions and scholarships. So it's definitely a good idea to do a trial run before you sit for the one that counts for so much. Sophomore year is solely a practice year.

For more information, visit PSAT Student Guide. Click on the following link for practice tests: PSAT/NMSQT Practice Tests.


SAT Testing

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board.

The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. ("What is the SAT", Princeton Review, 11/05/2021, https://www.princetonreview.co...)

To view upcoming test dates and to register visit: SAT