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2024 ERHS Test Date:  April 9, 2024

 Elk River High School Code 240-720

2023-2024 Test Fees

ACT No Writing: $63.00

ACT Plus Writing: $88.00

 Elk River High School Code 240-720   2022-23 Test Fees ACT No Writing: $63.00 ACT Plus Writing: $88.00  
The ACT is a US college admissions test, measuring what you have learned in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.  Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with excellent information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention.  

For general ACT information please visit: For practice ACT information and materials please visit: ACT practice materials   **Please note that students with financial hardships may receive a fee waiver for ACT and college application fees.  If you feel this applies to your student please have them sign up to speak with their counselor**    

Outside ACT Preparation/Practice Resources

**ISD728 does not endorse any of these resources**

Great Goals ACT Seminar- Andover

Two different test prep seminars are offered the basic course (15 hours) and the premier course (30 hours).  Students are given practice tests in specific subject areas, test strategies are taught, tests are corrected and students are assigned homework to complete before the next seminar.

Cost: $300-$575

Registration: Students can register online at  You can also call (763)-213-5728 for more information.


This free online course features a full-length diagnostic test in English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing, a personalized learning path with lessons and quizzes, and three full-length practice tests, with detailed answer explanations for each question. Scoring is scaled in accordance with the ACT and provided by content area and overall score. The course’s subject areas includes all of the areas tested on the actual ACT exam. The self-paced online course features interactive games, exercises and flashcards.

Here's how it works:

  • An initial diagnostic pre-assessment determines the student’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Based on pre-assessment results, a personalized study plan is created for each student. The study plan includes lessons that target exactly what the student needs to study.
  • Short, medium, and full-length options enable the student to get the most out of the course.
  • Practice tests allow the student to apply learning and gauge progress.
  • The course is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device.

Cost: Free

MCIS Resources

MCIS is a web based program that ISD728 has purchased for all of our students.  Students can access MCIS using the MCIS app. on their Rapid Identity dashboard. Click here for MCIS ACT Test Prep Package Directions.

St. Cloud State University ACT Prep

St Cloud State University offers a variety of intense ACT preparation program.

 Zap The ACT

This workshop is for students of any ability level and will cover a variety of general test-taking skills and strategies.  Participants will receive practice tests and a special manual to take home. 

Cost: $99

Registration:  Community Education offers this class at specific times throughout the year.  Contact community education at (763)241-3520 for more information. 

*use coupon code ElkRiverTestPrep for this special ISD 728 discount.

The Elk River High School Counseling Office also has free ACT practice pamphlets with sample test questions and answers.