Testing

LCA offers testing services for both LCA and non-LCA students as space permits. Test fees and additional administration fees may apply. Registration for students in other cover schools is welcomed as space permits and happens in July/Aug.

For Iowa Assessment Testing information contact the School Administrator, Joy Brown

IOWA ASSESSMENT TEST:
Download Iowa Assessment Test Student Registration.
Tuesday March 28 & Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at LCA. Two half days of testing.
This test is available for grades 4-12 and meets the requirement of testing for progress for grades 4, 6, 8, and 10.
Cost is $20.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2016.

Parents may choose one or more tests for 8-12th grade students. Listed below are common options for high school students.

For High School Testing information contact the High School Coordinator, Robyn Schrock.

PSAT/NMSQT: Download PSAT Registration. Wed, Oct. 19, 2016, 8am at LCA. Half day test. Most useful to 10-11th graders. Prep test for SAT. This is the qualifying exam for Nat’l. Merit Scholarships in the 11th grade. Register/pay at LCA. $30. Guests welcome. www.collegeboard.org. Registration deadline: Sept. 20, 2016, 5pm.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT10: Download PSAT Registration. Mon, March 27, 2017, 8am at LCA. Half day test. Most useful to 8-10th graders. Prep test for SAT and tracking progress for SAT and PSAT/NMSQT. Register/pay at LCA. $30. Guests welcome. www.collegeboard.org. Registration deadline: Jan. 20, 2017.

ACT: Download ACT Registration. Now approved to be given at LCA!! Tues, Sept 27, 2016 and Tues, Feb. 28, 2017. Half day test. For 11-12th grade only at this time. Most widely accepted test to meet college entrance requirements. Register and pay at LCA. Cost $50. Guests welcome. * These test have college reportable scores!! Registration deadlines: Aug. 23, 2016 & Jan. 28, 2017.

National ACT testing also available at other area testing centers 6 times per year. www.act.org. Next dates available: June 11, 2016, Sept 10, Oct 22, Dec 10, Feb 11, 2017, April 8, June 10. For these tests students must register on line about a month in advance of the test. Cost for these is $39.50 without writing and $56.50 with writing.

Check individual colleges for scores needed for college admission or scholarships. Scores beginning about 22 are in
scholarship range. Scholarship early application deadline is Dec. 1 each year at majority of four year colleges.

AP exams: Download AP Registration. First two weeks of May. Available in various subjects. Takes about 4 hours for each test. Taken the same year as course of the same subject. Many colleges accept AP scores for college credit. Amount of credit and scores required vary by institution. See specific college for details. Visit www.collegeboard.com/testing/ap for course syllabus, test dates. Most useful for 10-12th graders. Register and pay at LCA. $125/test. Registration deadline: March 20, 2017.

ASVAB test: Exam for military entrance. Also has helpful career interest inventory. Most useful for 10-12th grade . Free. Given in early Sept at Huntsville Christian Academy. Contact hca.bean@gmail.com for registration.

SAT: College entrance exam widely accepted by colleges. Not given at LCA, but given several times a year at area test centers. Online registration and payment deadline about a month ahead of the test. $52.50. www.collegeboard.com. Use LCA school code 011649 when registering, LCA will get scores for transcripts. Upcoming test dates: May 7, 2016, June 4, Oct. 1, Nov 5, Dec. 3, Jan 28, 2017, Mar 11, May 6, June 3.

*Many advise that students should take both ACT and SAT and see which test fits them better. Students tend to score better on one or the other. Students should plan on taking these tests more than once (with additional study time). Many students begin by taking both tests in summer before or fall of junior year as a baseline so that they have time to see what topics that they might benefit from some additional study

LCA hosts the 7th Annual North Alabama College Fair hosted by LCA in January.  The cost is free and open to the public.

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