Test Preparation

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Many high school students and families are thinking ahead to preparation for the ACT, the nation’s most popular college entrance exam.  All LPS students take the ACT exam at no charge as a junior in high school as part of statewide testing.  Students also can pay a fee (or see their high school counselor to apply for a fee waiver) to take the test additional times if they choose. 

We would like to inform you about district-approved ACT preparation opportunities and college planning resources for students in Lincoln Public Schools.


To be considered for National Merit Scholarships, a junior must take the PSAT. Students MUST register through the schools’ counseling offices; no online registration.

LPS-approved ACT preparation opportunities and college planning resources

PreACT for 10th Graders

In addition to the ACT-embedded curriculum students receive within high school courses all students in 10th grade take the PreACT test at no cost. The PreACT is given in the fall at each LPS high school during the school day. The PreACT provides an opportunity to become familiar with the format and questions that they may see on the ACT. After the test is processed, students receive their score report and their test booklet so they can review items they may have missed. Taking time to look over the results is a helpful way to prepare for the ACT.

ACT Academy

ACT Academy offers free, personalized practice options, including a full-length version of an ACT test and educational games to improve mastery. Go to https://academy.act.org/ for more information.


Free college planning resources, including scholarship searches, college profiles, and assistance with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Go to: https://www.educationquest.org/ or call 402-475-5222.