Each year, Nebraska public school students in the 11th grade are given the opportunity to take the ACT. This test is administered during the school day at no cost to students or families. The results of the ACT can help determine academic readiness for college, provide career guidance, and can be used for admission to many colleges and universities and scholarship applications.
Last spring, the state-administered ACT was cancelled due to school closure. In an effort to give students (last year’s 11th graders) an opportunity to receive scores for college admissions or scholarships, the Nebraska Department of Education is offering these students an opportunity to test on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at their home schools. Only students who are enrolled in an LPS school and were 11th graders last year are eligible to test. We strongly encourage eligible students to take advantage of this free opportunity to complete the ACT.
In order to participate, students will need to complete the non-test portion of the answer document at school at the time(s) provided before the test date. Below are times that our school has scheduled for this portion to be completed.
A Group and C Group
Monday, September 14th in room 300 from 8am to 2pm
Tuesday, September 15th in room 300 from 8am to 2pm
Thursday, September 10th in room 300 from 8am to 2pm
Friday, September 18th in room 300 from 8am to 2pm
Remote Learners 100%
Monday, September 14th in room 300 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Tuesday, September 15th in room 300 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Please be aware that this opportunity will not include the writing subtest. Please check with the college/university to which your student is applying to see if the writing portion is required for admissions and/or scholarships. Many colleges and universities are waiving some or all of the requirements for ACT/SAT scores this year. If the writing portion is required for your student’s institution, you will need to schedule and pay to take the National ACT on a Saturday at act.org.
If students have already tested and are satisfied with their scores, there is no requirement to test again.