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The ABC’s of ACT What you need to know…. What you want to know… What you HAVE to know…
Where does it come from? <ul><li>A company in Iowa City, Iowa. </li></ul><ul><li>The also create:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A...
How is it scored? <ul><li>Receive 5-7 scores  </li></ul><ul><li>Scale from 1-36 in each section </li></ul><ul><li>English ...
How is the ACT different from the ACT/MME? <ul><li>ACT-is a test that is given for FREE to 11 th  grade students. The scor...
Structure is ALWAYS the same for the ACT <ul><li>45 minute  English Test  with 75 questions </li></ul><ul><li>60 minute  M...
ENGLISH TEST Overview <ul><li>5 passages  </li></ul><ul><li>15 questions each </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75 QUESTIONS IN 45 MIN...
MATH TEST Overview <ul><li>14 pre-algebra questions </li></ul><ul><li>10 elementary questions </li></ul><ul><li>9 intermed...
READING TEST  Overview <ul><li>Four Types of Passages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prose Fiction 10 questions  > 8 minutes </li><...
SCIENCE TEST Overview <ul><li>3 types of passages </li></ul><ul><li>3 charts and graphs passages with 5 questions each </l...
WRITING TEST  OVERVIEW (o ptional if taken aside from the ACT/MME) <ul><li>1 essay prompt with 30 minutes to write  </li><...
When can you take the ACT… IF  you want to retake it after March. <ul><li>October </li></ul><ul><li>December-Request a cop...
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE??? <ul><li>MONEY…MONEY…MONEY!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan Promise Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. The ABC’s of ACT What you need to know…. What you want to know… What you HAVE to know…
  2. 2. Where does it come from? <ul><li>A company in Iowa City, Iowa. </li></ul><ul><li>The also create: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT PLAN-taken in 10 th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT EXPLORE-taken in 8 th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCAT-graduate level students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accepted by more colleges than SAT </li></ul><ul><li>Most questions are created by high school teacher in the Iowa area </li></ul>
  3. 3. How is it scored? <ul><li>Receive 5-7 scores </li></ul><ul><li>Scale from 1-36 in each section </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Scores are averaged together to get the composite score you hear so many students talking about. </li></ul>36
  4. 4. How is the ACT different from the ACT/MME? <ul><li>ACT-is a test that is given for FREE to 11 th grade students. The score IS college reportable. </li></ul><ul><li>MME-is an additional test given during the test window to assess schools/students on the state recommended curriculum. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Structure is ALWAYS the same for the ACT <ul><li>45 minute English Test with 75 questions </li></ul><ul><li>60 minute Math Test with 60 questions </li></ul><ul><li>35 minute Reading Test with 40 questions </li></ul><ul><li>35 minute Science Reasoning test with 40 questions </li></ul><ul><li>30 minute Writing Test with 1 essay prompt </li></ul>215 QUESTIONS TOTAL!!
  6. 6. ENGLISH TEST Overview <ul><li>5 passages </li></ul><ul><li>15 questions each </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75 QUESTIONS IN 45 MINUTES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Often written in 1st person </li></ul><ul><li>Contain questions on grammar, punctuation style and content </li></ul><ul><li>THIS IS THE PART THAT MANY STUDENTS HAVE NOT DONE WELL ON IN THE PAST. </li></ul>
  7. 7. MATH TEST Overview <ul><li>14 pre-algebra questions </li></ul><ul><li>10 elementary questions </li></ul><ul><li>9 intermediate questions </li></ul><ul><li>9 coordinate geometry questions </li></ul><ul><li>14 plane geometry questions </li></ul><ul><li>4 trigonometry questions </li></ul><ul><li>Randomly placed; not necessarily in order of easy to difficult </li></ul>
  8. 8. READING TEST Overview <ul><li>Four Types of Passages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prose Fiction 10 questions > 8 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Science 10 questions > 8 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities 10 questions > 8 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Science 10 questions > 8 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each passage 100 lines long </li></ul>
  9. 9. SCIENCE TEST Overview <ul><li>3 types of passages </li></ul><ul><li>3 charts and graphs passages with 5 questions each </li></ul><ul><li>3 experimental passages with 6 questions each </li></ul><ul><li>1 “fighting scientist” passage with 7 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Topics include: </li></ul><ul><li>Biology, physics and earth science </li></ul><ul><li>No order of difficulty to the test questions </li></ul>
  10. 10. WRITING TEST OVERVIEW (o ptional if taken aside from the ACT/MME) <ul><li>1 essay prompt with 30 minutes to write </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt defines an issue and presents two points of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Prompts is always something high school students would be interested in </li></ul>NOT AN OPTION FOR YOU IN MARCH!!!
  11. 11. When can you take the ACT… IF you want to retake it after March. <ul><li>October </li></ul><ul><li>December-Request a copy of your test along with an answer sheet for $10 </li></ul><ul><li>February </li></ul><ul><li>April- Request a copy of your test along with an answer sheet for $10 </li></ul><ul><li>June (experimental section appears: section 5)- Request a copy of your test along with an answer sheet for $10 </li></ul><ul><li>Most people take it as a junior in high school </li></ul><ul><li>You can take it as many times as you would like. Scores are not shared unless you specify which scores and with whom you want to share them. </li></ul><ul><li>REGISTER-4-5 weeks before the actual exam or you will pay MORE </li></ul><ul><li>Online @ www.act.org </li></ul><ul><li>ACT paper registration (available in counseling office) </li></ul><ul><li>Use if you need: </li></ul><ul><li>Disability accomindations </li></ul><ul><li>To change your test center or test date </li></ul><ul><li>To use a state-funded voucher or fee waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Are enrolled in 6,7,8,9 grades </li></ul><ul><li>Will NOT be paying with a Visa or MasterCard </li></ul><ul><li>By Phone **if you have registered for a national test date within the last two years </li></ul>
  12. 12. WHY SHOULD YOU CARE??? <ul><li>MONEY…MONEY…MONEY!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan Promise Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$4,000.00 for college </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO need to pay to take ACT to get into college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show the entire community how SMART Mt. Morris students are…results are published in The Flint Journal! </li></ul></ul>
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