ACT and SAT Testing

  If a student is on a subsidized lunch program, such as free or reduced-price lunch, he may be eligible for a fee waiver for the ACT or SAT test. Other testers must pay the required fee to take the test. Registration information is always available in the counselor's office, as well as a list of testing dates. 
  Various methods are available for receiving practice and review before taking the ACT or SAT tests. Some of this practice is available for a fee and some is free.

These sites are free:
REVIEWS.COM - 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.

These will charge fees:

LSUS Division of Continuing Education (ACTonly) 318 798-4177
OnTrack Prep - Register for classes at or call 318-798-3636 for info
Inda Russ at Watson Educational Services (318-560-0586 or 318-227-227-9002)
Bossier Parish Community College offerings:
Method Test Prep -
Northeast Texas Test Prep - individual and small group tutoring  903-293-6887
At Home Academy - Beth Woods, M.Ed., 318-456-6475
Frances Pitchford - 903-756-3195

  ACT vs SAT:
Counselors are often asked the question, "Which test should I take for college--SAT or ACT?"  The best answer to that question is, "Whichever test your college of choice requires."
    The only real way to know which test you should take is to find out everything that your chosen college(s) requires. The very best way to determine that is to visit the college's website and navigate to the admissions pages for prospective students or incoming freshmen. These web pages will contain a list of things that you will need to submit in order to be considered for admissions to that college. All but a few colleges require incoming students to take either the SAT or the ACT. Some colleges that require the SAT may also require students to take SAT subject tests and those will be listed on the admissions web page. If your college gives you the choice of either test, which one should you take?
   That's a decision that you, the student, must make, hopefully with some input from parents. There are also some excellent sources of information on the Internet that will help you decide which test is right for you. One such source is Kaplan.
   Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and has been assisting students in their preparation for standardized exams like SAT and ACT for nearly 70 years. Kaplan's website, , provides visitors with a weath of information to help them make intelligent decisions about tests. The counselor has a printed sheet available in her office on the differences in the ACT and the SAT.