Resources for the Test of Academic Proficiency

Lewis University Resources

Leckrone Academic Resource Center (LARC)

LARC offers help to students to improve academic performance through advising, tutoring, and innovative academic programs. This also includes their hosting of the Writing Center, which offers writing tutors to help students at any stage of the writing process.

Testing Website

Illinois Licensure Testing System Preparation Resources

This is the main website for information about the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency exam. Here you will find both a study guide and a full-length practice test: It is highly advised you complete both. The study guide provides basic information about the test as well as a short sample of questions for each section. The full-length practice test can be taken either on-line or printed and completed by hand. Either way, you can get an analysis of which questions you got wrong.

Community College ACT Prep Information

College of DuPage

College of DuPage offers standardized test preparation for all ages. Students can hone their skills to perform at their maximum potential on standardized testing.

Test Prep
Gain an extra edge when taking the PSAT, ACT or SAT by enrolling in a test preparation class. These classes prepare students by offering testing tips and strategies to help improve test scores and chances for scholarships or early admission.


Joliet Junior College

FALL 2015 Test Preparation

High School Students ACT Prep Workshop (LLC 7230) This workshop provides an overview of the ACT test and recommends success strategies for teens. Students take a pre-and post-assessment test that addresses the subjects of English, mathematics, science, and reading. Included in the class materials are two complete practice tests, review sections, study cards and test-taking strategies. Text book and other class materials are included in the class fee. Students must bring a calculator and #2 pencil to class.

8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. S Main
Sept. 26-Oct. 17 $184 TY2
S Main Nov. 7-Dec. 5 $184 (No class Nov. 28)

Writing for the ACT (LLC 3601) Will you be taking the ACT plus writing? Are you ready for the essay? Specially designed with tips and strategies to improve your ACT essay, learn how the ACT essay is scored and ways to increase your score on the writing portion.

6:30-8:30p.m. M Main
Nov. 2 & 9

For more information, contact Brenda Large at or (815) 280-1504.

Waubonsee Community College

ACT prep courses designed to help you conquer the test!
Save on ACT Preparation
Effective, quality ACT preparation doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Our reasonably priced Raise Your Score ™ courses feature:

  • Experienced instructors
  • Focused subject review and test-taking strategies
  • 12-hours of instruction
  • Easy-to-understand and affordable textbooks 

Pay only for the courses you need or take all three for complete preparation!

Raise Your Score – ACT English ™
Prepare for the English, reading and writing sections of the ACT. Along with a pragmatic review of each crucial subject, you’ll learn the key strategies to use when you are unsure of the correct answer.

Saturdays, Jan 24 - Feb 28 (6 sessions)
8 - 10 a.m.

Raise Your Score - ACT Math ™
Review core subject areas: pre-algebra, algebra, intermediate algebra, plane geometry, coordinate geometry and trigonometry. You’ll also learn problem-solving and elimination strategies to use when you don’t know the correct answer.

Saturdays, January 24 - Feb 28 (6 sessions)
10 a.m. - Noon

Practice Makes Perfect: Try the ACT Test
Learn tips, techniques, and test taking strategies to help you feel confident on test day. Practice taking an official, retired exam in a timed setting – exactly like regular test day. In less than two weeks, you’ll receive a results report with a breakdown of your strengths and weaknesses so you'll have a game plan to prepare for test day.

Saturdays, March 21 - March 28 (2 sessions)
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Questions about ACT prep courses and registration?  Call Community Education at (630) 466-2360.

Raise Your Score ™ classes fill fast – don’t delay!