If your children are going to register to take the ACT, here are some resources & information to help them prepare:
1) The Livingston County Public Library (LCPL) has an abundance of ACT strategy, review, practice test, and prep guide books.
2) The LCPL has 10 computers available with internet access for online practice testing. There are several FREE sites to practice like https://www.number2.com/
3) At the LCPL your children can study in a quite, study conducive environment.
4) If you take the ACT test in December, April, or June, you can actually buy the test booklet, a copy of your answers with a copy of the correct answers, and USE THAT TO STUDY FOR FUTURE ACT TESTS. See more information in #8 below.
5) The ACT website to register, see practice questions, and get other information is http://www.actstudent.org/
6) You can get your ACT high school code at this website. The code for LCHS is 180333.
7) You can also get Test Center Codes on the ACT website. The code for Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 015380.
8) Fee to take ACT (with No Writing): $39.50
Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).
Test Information Release (TIR) service: add $20.00
Available on December, April, and June national test dates at a national test center; refundable if not available (see information below for details).
TIR: Requesting a Copy of Your Test Questions and Answers
If you order and pay for a Test Information Release (TIR) during the registration process and test at a national test center on a national test date that offers this service, you will receive a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, a list of your answers, and the answer key. (If you took the writing test, you will also receive a copy of the writing prompt, the scoring rubric, and the scores assigned to your essay by two readers.) Information about ordering a photocopy of your answer document (including your essay if you took the writing test) for an additional fee will be included with your materials.
9) You must take ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID to testing. If you don't have a driver's license, please complete the ACT Student Identification Letter & have a school official complete part of it. The letter is found at http://www.act.org/aap/pdf/Identification-Letter-Form.pdf
What should I take to the test center?
Be sure you take the items below to the test center. Pack the night before and make sure everything is ready to go. You don't want to forget anything or risk not being admitted to test.
- A printed copy of your ticket.
- Acceptable photo identification. You will not be admitted to test without it. (Your ticket alone is not sufficient identification.)
- Sharpened, soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens). Do not bring highlight pens or any other kinds of writing instruments; you will not be allowed to use them. If you registered for the ACT with writing, your essay must also be completed in pencil.
- A watch to pace yourself. Do not bring a watch with an alarm, because it will disturb other students. If your alarm sounds during testing, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. The supervisor in standard time rooms will announce when you have five minutes remaining on each test.
- A permitted calculator may be used on the mathematics test only. It is your responsibility to know whether your calculator is permitted. Please refer to the ACT Calculator Policy.
- Snacks or drinks to consume outside the test room during break.