After the COVID-19 pandemic rescheduled Spring ACT testing for Lafayette Parish juniors, it's been rescheduled for October.
Seniors and graduating juniors at LPSS schools can take the test at their campus on Tuesday, October 6. The state requires high school juniors to take the test and it pays for school-based testing each year. LPSS GEAR UP is urging all seniors to show up for the fall test day on Tuesday.
"Taking the ACT can open new doors for students they may not have considered," says Traci Aucoin, GEAR UP Project Director. "Even those who have taken the test before can benefit from testing again, since only their highest scores are used."
LPSS encourages all seniors and graduating juniors, including those who may not be planning to attend college, to take the ACT free on Oct. 6. In addition to saving $40 in testing costs, taking the test on campus offers several benefits, according to LPSS:
First, students may do better than they expect, opening new opportunities for continuing education and TOPS funding. Second, a good ACT score can help balance a lower
GPA when applying to colleges. Third, if a student changes his or her mind in the future and decides to attend college at a later date, an ACT score will still be required. And finally, ACT test results include a valuable educational and career planning component.
Though other high school students will not be on campus Tuesday, schools will be open and ready to welcome seniors for ACT testing. Buses will run for seniors and other high school students have been notified to not report to campus.
Students interested in taking practice tests can go app.masteryprep.com/login, login with their student email and ACT123 as the password, and practice.
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