TESTING INFORMATION

PSAT

Walker High Test Date: Wednesday, October 16

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.

WORKKEYS

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 17 or higher on the ACT and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. For students that have not earned the minimum ACT score requirement can take the WorkKeys and substitute the score of at least a Silver to qualify for the award. Read more about the TOPS Tech Award here or visit the LOSFA website here.

ACT

Walker High Test Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

The ACT is a college admissions exam that also determines eligibility for the TOPS Scholarship. 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 can register on their own to take the exam whenever they want, as many times as they want. 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, 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. Best in Class is also hosting an ACT Bootcamp on September 8, click here to register.