ACT Prep



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LMU alumnus Dr. Charles Holland, founder and CEO of QualPro, has used his multivariable testing (MVT®) process to identify elements of a program that can be used to improve the ACT scores of students in Appalachia and beyond.

Elements of the program include:
  • Teaching key vocabulary words that are often on the ACT tests and with which Appalachian students have historically had trouble
  • Teaching certain key math concepts with which Appalachian students have historically had trouble
  • Teaching an effective test-taking strategy for the science reasoning and reading tests
  • Giving the students multiple practice tests and then reviewing the results with them
How does the program work?
  • Complete a benchmark practice test at LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. or LMU-Cedar Bluff (421 Park 40 North Blvd., Knoxville) (DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2013)
  • Complete the online course work
  • Complete a second practice test (Date: Main Campus: Saturday, April 20, 2013 / Cedar Bluff Campus: Saturday, April 27, 2013)
Who is the program for?
  • High school juniors and seniors within a 100-mile radius of LMU
  • Students looking for an effective tool for improving test scores
  • If I participate do I have to apply to LMU? No. There is no obligation to apply to or attend LMU.

  • What will a better score on the ACT mean to me? Besides boosting your credentials for admission to college, a higher ACT score could mean up to $4,000. (For example: a two- to four-point improvement would make a student with an initial score of 18 or 19 eligible for the Tennessee Hope scholarship, worth up to $4,000 at four-year institutions and $2,000 at two-year institutions.)

  • Why are LMU and QualPro providing this service free of charge? LMU’s mission is to service the underserved and provide educational opportunities within our service region. We strongly believe that it is within that mission to make this opportunity available to all prospective college students.