The ABC’S of the ACT

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