LNHS TESTING

  • Testing

     

    There are several exams high schoolers take throughout their time at Lakeville North High School. These include college entrance exams such as the ACT or SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) exams for college credit, PSAT, and state-issued MCAs, just to name a few. On this page, you will see information about all of these exams, including preparation resources, registration deadlines, and exam schedules.

    MCIS establishes students' own portfolios. It creates students' own high school career class plans, college search information, free college entrance testing and practices, scholarships, career resume's and more! Students will use this account through their Gmail sign in, Clever, and have access to their information. MCIS is used for each grade level's LNHS Opportunities Day event each year. If students cannot access their account they should come to the Career Center for their account information.

    MCIS Login


     

ACT (American College Test)

  • The ACT college entrance test is available for all students in grades 10-12, but commonly taken the junior year in high school. It is considered the “universal college entrance exam” throughout the Midwest area and a curriculum-based test. Students may take this test several times and continue to improve their scores, typically up through the fall of their senior high school year. Students register for this test through the ACT web site. This test is taken at a designated high school, and it assesses students in reading, math, english and science subjects.

    When registering for ACT, be sure of all test dates, registration deadlines, and location changes due to restrictions for the pandemic. Please check exam dates and locations on the ACT website. 

    ACT 

    Grade Levels Tested: Grades 10-12
    Required Test to Graduate: No
    College Entrance Exam: Yes, score used for admissions and scholarships

    Test Registration: ACT.org
    Lakeville North High School Code: #241325

    Test Results: Notification email sent to students from ACT (approx. 2 weeks later)

    ACT Preparation

    An ACT Test Prep Booklet is available on the ACT website. It is a free student preparation booklet and includes test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt. 

    ACT Prep Booklet:  Preparing for the ACT Test 

     


     

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam


  • The College Board AP exams are typically offered to students who have participated in high school Advanced Placement (AP) Program classes. However, AP exams can also be taken by any student who has taken strong courses, studied in-depth, or has a sufficient background in any of the subject areas. Students who complete AP classes demonstrate their mastery of subjects by qualifying grades on an AP exam.

    Individual colleges and universities have AP credit-granting and/or placement policies. If students earn a qualifying grade on an AP Exam, students may receive credit for the equivalent course at participating colleges and universities. Some colleges, states, and organizations consider AP exam grades as contributing criteria for the awarding of scholarships and grants.

    AP Exams

    Required Test: Optional and is not an AP course/class requirement. The score used for possible college accepted credits

    Exam Preparation: Assistance by course instructor and College Board

    Exam Results: Email from College Board to each tested student (approx. Aug.)

    PAYMENT & ORDER EXAM:  Students order exam in class with College Board. Payment is made through Infinite Campus, parents' portal

    AP (Advanced Placement) Testing 2025

    May 5 - May 16, 2025

    All students MUST check their Infinite Campus schedule, "0" hour, for their AP testing room assignment(s). If students do not see their AP test room assignment listed, they must come to the Career Center immediately.

    All testing students should be sure to bring several pencils and a blue and a black pen, and the appropriate calculator (that may be needed, fresh batteries) to their exam.

    Students will not be allowed to leave early from any of the exams, even if completed.

    All electronic devices (phones, watches, etc) MUST be shut OFF during the entire test, and stored in students' backpacks at all times, including breaks. Failure to do so will result in a voided exam and the students will be asked to leave the testing room.

    If a student's morning exam time runs into their "A" lunch time, students should go directly to lunch after their test and then to class. If a student's lunch is during an afternoon exam, or if they have a morning and an afternoon test, the student should bring a bag lunch to eat lunch during exam breaks in the afternoon. Students will be excused from classes for only their exam hours and are expected to attend their normal schedule before or after testing hours.

    On AP exam days, students will need to report to their assigned classroom NO LATER than 7:30am (morning exam) or 11:30am (afternoon exam) ot locate their assigned seat.

    LATE students will NOT be allowed into the testing room, and no early dismissals from testing are allowed by College Board. Students taking morning exams will have lunch after testing. Students testing in the afternoons, should attend "A" lunch and then report to their afternoon exam room promptly.

    Exams will PROMPTLY begin by 7:45am (morning exams) and 11:45am (afternoon exams)for any pre-admistration. Students who arrive late to testing will NOT be allowed to enter the classrooms and test. There are NO test refunds.

     

    College Board AP Testing Fees

    A separate payment is required for each test. Due to the test-ordering deadline, no late registrations will be accepted and no test will be ordered for anyone not paying the fee by the deadline. The registration payment is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Students/parents should pay for each exam they wish to take this year.

    Cost per exam is $85, available on the Infinite Campus parent portal.  Students register/order exam in class and payment is recommended at the same time and by September. There are NO refunds
      

    • Semester 1 classes and year-long classes  ONLY:  Register/order for exams in class with students' teachers in class by   

      Semester 2 classes ONLY!  Register/order for exams in class with students' teachers. (Semester 2: AP US Gov't, Macroeconomics)

    TWO Steps are REQUIRED to ORDER AND TEST:

    1. Step One:  Students will register/order their exam with their AP teacher in class through CollegeBoard using their MyAP account
    2. Step Two:  Parents go into their LNHS Infinite Campus Account, School Store and pay for each exam ordered 

     

    Infinite Campus AP Testing Payment:

    • Log into LNHS parent Infinite Campus Portal, School Store, LNHS (on the left column)  
    • Click on the SHOP button on the school (LNHS) where you want to make a purchase
    • Click on the VIEW button on the item you wish to purchase. A panel displays the item's details
    • Select the OPTIONS and the QUANTITY if acceptable
    • Select the RECIPIENT
    • Click ADD to CART
    • Select MY CART
    • Select the Payment Method you wish to use and ENTER and email address for receipt (optional)
    • Select SUBMIT Payment

    Testing Assistant Principal: 
    Emily Robb
    #952-232-3634
    emily.robb@isd194.org


     

AP Exam Dates 2023

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

  • ASVAB 

    Optional Exam

    Grade Level Tested: 11th grade 
     

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is given to interested Junior students and is a multiple aptitude test that helps students identify, understand and organize information about their interests, skills, work-related values and how students can develop and achieve future career goals. This test is offered to all high schools nationwide by the armed services and does not involve passing or failing. Results will not be released for recruiting for military service. Results are used for career exploration and post-secondary planning. 

    Students entering the Military can take the test with their selected Military to place them with potential scholarships for college use. Please contact them for a test date.

     

    ASVAB offers:

    • Great Academic and Career Exploration/Planning information
    • AFQT score for those looking at entering a branch of our Armed Forces
    • Optional Career Seminar follow-up using ASVAB interpretation either in person or virtual.

     

    Students can look at a practice test for this exam in MCIS

    Use the Log-In With Clever option to utilize your same school information for easy access.

    Students will find TEST PREP under the MY PORTFOLIO tab. 


     

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)

  • The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are an evaluation in reading, written composition, science and mathematics. The MCA's are the State tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and meet the requirements. They are used to determine whether schools and districts have made adequate yearly progress towards all students being proficient in Reading, Math, and Writing.

    MCA testing, Math & English, Digital Day, April 23, 2025. Testing begins at 8am - 10am.

    MCA testing, Science, April 28 through May 2, 2025, Testing begins at 8am.

     

    MCA Parent/Guardian Test Refusal Form 

    Lakeville Area Schools, along with all Minnesota school districts, gives the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) every year to measure the achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards as well as academic progress of students over time. These assessments meet the state and federal accountability requirements per Minnesota Statute 120B.30 and ESEA

    This year, all students in grade 10 and 11 (excluding full-time Lakeville Online Academy students) will take the MCAs the morning of April 17. All students in grades 10 and 11 are expected to take the assessment on this day. Individual student results will be distributed to families in Fall 2025. District-wide and school building results can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education website under the Minnesota Report Card.

    Please note that April 17 is a school day for all students. However there are some scheduling adjustments due to MCA testing. Please review the schedule below for each level: 

     

    Testing Assistant Principal

    Cary Zahn (Assistant Principal)
    #952-232-3633
    Cary.Zahn@isd194.org

     


     

Preliminary Student Achievement Test (PSAT)

  • The College Board PSAT test is available for typically Junior students in order to potentially qualify for the National Merit Program and Scholarships. Students are encouraged to take the exam if they have a GPA of 3.8 or higher. It can be taken as a Sophomore as a practice test for the SAT college entrance exam, or as a practice test for their Junior year PSAT exam. (The SAT college entrance test score is typically needed for colleges that are located outside the Midwest area. This is not an ACT practice test)

    Sophomores who take the PSAT will still need to take the test again as a Junior to qualify for the National Merit Program. 

    This exam is not a college entrance exam and it is an optional test.

    PSAT   

    Optional Test:   Suggested for Junior students with GPA of 3.8 - 3.9, and higher, for possible eligibilty for National Merit Program

    Test Date:  Saturday, October 12, 2024

    Test Time & Location:  7:45am-11am
    Test Preparation: Collegeboard.com 

    Test Results: CollegeBoard emails students to view their CollegeBoard account for results

    PSAT Test:

    DATE:  Saturday, October 12, 2024
    7:45-11:00 a.m. (Test begins at 8am)
    Location:  Lakeville SOUTH High School

    Students report to LSHS by 7:45am

    Testing room assignments are found on students' schedules under "0" hour by October

    Reasons to take this optional the nationwide (PSAT) exam:

    Students with a GPA of 3.8-3.9, or higher, are encouraged to take the exam for scholarship purposes. This is NOT a college admission exam.

    Sophomores take the exam as practice for their Junior year PSAT or for testing experience.

    Juniors take the exam to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. If a student took the PSAT as a Sophomore, they will need to take the exam AGAIN as a Junior in order to qualify for the National Merit Program scholarships. 

    Juniors take this exam to be placed in scholarship levels, such as Commended, Semi-Finalist, or Finalist for the National Merit Scholarship and other nationwide scholarships. These scholarship donors seek out students based on their score, to receive their scholarships. The exam is $35 and available through LNHS parents' Infinite Campus portal, school store, testing. All payments must be received by Oct. 2, 3pm.  No refunds. 

    Please bring pencils (not mechanical) and a normal math calculator used in classes. No food or drink is allowed during testing. We recommend cell phones be left at home.

     

    Infinite Campus PSAT Registration-Payment:

    • Log into a parent's LNHS Infinite Campus Portal, School Store (on the left column)  
    • Click on the SHOP button on LNHS where you want to make a purchase
    • Click on the VIEW button on the item you wish to purchase. A panel displays the selected item's details
    • Select the OPTIONS and the QUANTITY if acceptable
    • Select the RECIPIENT
    • Click ADD to CART
    • Select MY CART
    • Select the Payment Method you wish to use and ENTER and email address for receipt (optional)
    • Select SUBMIT Payment

     

    Practice Tests and Sample Questions

    Practice with College Board

    Taking an official practice test is a great way to simulate test day. Plus, you can score your own practice test and learn from your mistakes. 

     

    Sample Questions

    Get to know the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 with these sample questions.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

  • The SAT college entrance test is taken by students before entering a college or university that is typically located outside of the Midwest area. Students should check college websites for entrance exam testing and admission requirements. This test measures critical thinking, analyzing problems in math, reading, and writing. Students sign up for this test through College Board. The SAT Subject tests measure a specific academic subject. These tests consist of five subjects: english, history, math, sciences, and languages. Some colleges require 2 or more subject test scores to be submitted with applications.

    SAT 

    Grade Levels Tested: 10th- 12th grade
    Required Test to Graduate: No
    College Entrance Exam: Yes, score usually used for admission to coastal colleges and universities

    Test Registration: Collegeboard.org
    Lakeville North High School Code: #241325

    Test Results: Email sent to student from CollegeBoard  (approx. 2 months)

     

    SAT Test Dates