Note: Many colleges and universities will be test-optional for the upcoming school year. See a current list here.
La Salle typically offers the PSAT to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders each year in the fall. Counselors typically recommend that most students take both the ACT and the SAT once during their junior year and then one of those exams, typically the one with the highest score, again as a senior. Students can also speak with their counselor about SAT subject tests.
La Salle’s testing code is: 380678
Accommodations for SAT & ACT Exams
If you have a disability that affects how you test, you may be eligible for accommodations on your SAT or ACT exams. SAT accommodations must be approved, in advance, by the College Board. See the details here; for the ACT exam, see the details here. Contact your student's counselor if you will be requesting accommodations.
The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science, as well as an optional writing test. Individual scores are given for each part of the test on a scale of 1-36, plus a composite score (the average of the four scores). The ACT exam is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes long (or 3 hours and 35 minutes with the Writing section). The ACT test preparation booklet can be found here which includes a full-length practice test and test-taking strategies.
Dates and registration information for the ACT exam can be found here. Information about ACT Fee Waivers can be found here.
The SAT consists of two sections, Math and Evidenced-based Reading & Writing (ERW). There is an optional Writing section. The Math and ERW are scored on a scale of 1-800, with a composite score of both sections (an average of the two scores). The SAT exam is approximately 3 hours long (or 3 hours and fifty minutes with the Writing section). Full-length practice tests can be found here.
Dates and registration information for the SAT exam can be found here. Information about SAT Fee Waivers can be found here.
Additional SAT/ACT Test Preparation
Please note that this list is for your convenience and is not meant to serve as an endorsement of the programs listed. It is the student and parents’ responsibility to verify the quality, cost, and other factors about these programs.
Free Online Resources
Khan Academy: Free, online SAT preparation from College Board
ACT Academy: Free, online ACT preparation from ACT Student
Free Online Practice Tests (need Multnomah County Library Card). Search “LearningExpress Library” for practice tests and resources.
Area High School and Community College Classes
Oregon Episcopal School: SAT prep, summer. More information here.
Portland Community College ACT/SAT Preparation Courses. More information here.
Saturday Academy: SAT/ACT and Test Preparation classes at area schools and locations. Contact: 503-200-5858
Portland Area Test Preparation Companies
Private Test Preparation Tutors
John Lindgren: SAT/ACT preparation; Math tutoring. More info here
; email here
Teri Grigsby: SAT and ACT preparation
; Math tutoring. More info here;
.Online Test Preparation CompaniesKAPLAN: SAT and ACT preparation. Contact: 1-855-527-5269
Portland Community College Offerings