The ABC’S of the ACT

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Published on February 9, 2009

Author: mhyatt1

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Do you need information on ACT/MME? Check out this PowerPoint.

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? 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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!!!

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

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

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

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!

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!

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