TESTING INFORMATION

ACT

Walker High Test Date: March 17, 2020

 

The ACT is a college admissions exam that also determines eligibility for the TOPS Scholarship as well as other financial aid. The ACT is a graduation requirement and all students must take it before they graduate. All students will take the ACT on campus for free during the spring semester of their junior year. However, students at any age can register to take the ACT on their own at any time the ACT is offered at a testing location near you. For more information about the TOPS Scholarship and eligibility requirements, you can read more about it HERE or visit the LOSFA website HERE.

To view the ACT test schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, click HERE.

To register for the ACT, visit their website HERE.

For additional practice and resources, visit the ACT website, Khan Academy, prepfactory, and Best in Class.

 

Tutors Across America will be hosting an ACT Prep Camp at Ponchatoula High School March 6-8. Check out the flyer HERE or visit their website HERE.

PreACT

Walker High Test Date: March 17, 2020

The PreACT is a standardized test designed for sophomores that help prepare them for both the material and the format of the ACT test. While the PreACT is not used for college admissions, the scores are used to determine eligibility for dual-enrollment courses. In order for students to qualify for dual-enrollment with Southeastern Louisiana University, they must earn at least a 19 composite, 19 math, and 18 English.

For more information about the PreACT, visit the website HERE.

WORKKEYS

Next Walker High Test Dates: Seniors will test March 4-5; Juniors will test March 30 - April 2

 

The WorkKeys assessment measures foundational skills required for success in the workplace. Students that obtain a Silver level or higher earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate, a desirable credential for employers. Visit the ACT WorkKeys website HERE to learn more about the test. If you would like to practice for WorkKeys and you do not have a WorkKeys Curriculum account, email Mrs. Vicknair at catherine.vicknair@lpsb.org to set one up for you.

For students on the JumpStart diploma, this credential may be a graduation requirement depending on your pathway. You can read more about your pathway requirements HERE.

To be eligible to receive the TOPS Tech Award, students must earn at least  a 2.5 TOPS GPA AND a 17 or higher on the ACT OR the WorkKeys Silver Certificate. Read more about the TOPS Tech Award HERE or visit the LOSFA website HERE.

AP Tests

AP (Advanced Placement) tests are taken by students that are enrolled in a full year AP course. This exam measures how well a student has mastered the content and skills of the AP course in which they are enrolled. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit depending on the score they earn on the AP exam. These exams are taken at the end of the school year.

To learn more about AP tests, visit the website HERE.

CLEP

The CLEP test is an exam that tests college level knowledge of a particular subject. If a student passes the exam, they will be awarded college credit and can potentially test out of a college course. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all colleges except the CLEP test. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to make sure that the college of intent accepts the credit awarded.

For more information about the CLEP test, visit the website HERE.

PSAT

Walker High Test Date: October 16, 2019

Registration Deadline: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

The PSAT is available for juniors and sophomores. Students are strongly encouraged to take this test because it is good practice for the ACT and will also allow for more scholarship opportunities. The fee is $17.00 per students.

Visit the college board website to learn about the testing format, what to expect, practice, and how to interpret your scores.

See the benefits of take the PSAT HERE.

Juniors with qualifying scores are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Read more about this opportunity HERE