WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - As many high school students are preparing to take the ACT, that can come with test anxiety. 

While being out of the classroom during a lot of the pandemic has made the ACT harder for some, there are things students can do to help get them the highest score possible.

Hazel Darrow, owner of Sylvan Learning of Wichita, said when students are prepared, that can help students feel more comfortable and confident taking the test.

She said test preparation classes like the ones Sylvan offers teaches students all different kinds of information about the subjects: science, math, reading and English. She said the prep classes also teach students problem solving skills with the multiple choice questions, such as process of elimination and tips to make the most educated guesses under a time crunch.

"We begin by giving them a practice test, so we can kind of see what their baseline is and then from there, our ACT prep class is 20 hours of studying on ground where we work with the strategies of how to take the test," Darrow said.

Darrow knows test anxiety can play a big factor, especially for a test like the ACT that carries so much weight.

"A lot of people have test anxiety, so we try to help them to be prepared to answer the questions, even if they don't know the answer," Darrow said.

She said if students start running low on time, filling in any bubble is better than filling in none. 

Students can retake the ACT as many times as needed with a 36 marking the highest score.

The next ACT test in the Wichita-area is July 16 with the registration deadline of June 17.

More information on test prep classes can be found on their website.