Testing

American College Testing Program (ACT)

This test covers English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning. A writing section is an optional feature, and we recommend that students sign up to take the written portion at least once. You can register online.

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT Reasoning Test)

This test restructured in March 2016 with SAT’s biggest goal to make sure the test became highly relevant to students’ future success. It is now more focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures what students learn in high school and what they need to succeed in college. It contains a reading test, writing and language test, math test and an optional essay.

This test is published by the College Board. You can register in hard copy (available in the CIC) or online.

SAT Subject Tests

These College Board Examinations are designed to measure the amount and quality of learning in various subject matters. Twenty tests in five subjects are available. They are also published by the College Board. Registration forms are included in the same booklet with the SAT Reasoning Test or online. Up to three subject tests may be taken in one sitting. Colleges usually indicate in their admission criteria of if subject tests are required or encouraged and if so, which ones.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

This test is to evaluate English proficiency of people whose native language is not English.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

These tests are offered by the College Entrance Examination Board, and many colleges accept them as credit toward a degree even though the person taking the test may not have gained experience or knowledge in a formal educational setting. These are usually given at the college level. CLEP testing is offered locally at the testing center at Bossier Parish Community College.

Advanced Placement Tests (AP)

These college-level tests are for students who have studied advanced placement courses in high school. College credit or advanced standing may be earned by taking these tests if certain scores are made and the college accepts those scores. These tests are conducted by the College Board but administered by the high school.

REVIEWS.COM

Click here for a comprehensive guide, expert ratings, data-driving comparisons, and unbiased reviews to help families choose the SAT/ACT prep course that best suits their student and hopefully help them get into a college of their choice by helping them succeed when taking the SATs or ACTs.

Explore test preparation opportunities here.

How does Loyola "prep" your student for ACT Success?

AT SCHOOL

A semester elective ACT course is offered to students. This course uses the Cambridge Test Prep curriculum and is a great option for those who are able to fit it into their schedule. The course is restricted only by class/schedule availability.

AFTER SCHOOL

Loyola offers an after-school ACT Prep class, taught by Loyola teachers, twice each year. Sessions are held twice a week for six weeks prior to the October ACT and again for the April ACT. Contact our Assistant Principal of Academics, Mrs. Stephanie Johnson at sjohnson@loyolaprep.org for details.

ONLINE

A benefit to all Loyola students that is included in tuition, is the Naviance ACT prep. It's free to all students on Naviance accounts.