"The Importance of the ACT Exam for College-Bound Students"


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Slide1Explore Testing2009-2010 What’s the big deal? What does it matter to me?

Slide2We know that youwant to attend a university! Did you know that an ACT score is important to your future?

Slide3So…what’s the ACT? The ACT is a national exam that students across the United States take every year.  It tells colleges how well you are prepared in English, math, reading and science.

Slide4English and Reading?What’s the difference?  English Test measures      standard written English—punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure (Usage/Mechanics)      your understanding of the use of strategy, organization, and style in writing (Rhetorical Skills).

Slide5Reading Test Measures… Your ability to understand written material from different school subjects.  Details in the passage, drawing conclusions, and making comparisons and generalizations. Just like the CRT tests!!!!! Big…long…reading passages!!!!

Slide6What does the science portion test? Scientific reasoning skills and your ability to understand scientific information and draw conclusions from it (not science facts!)  Graphs, tables, and charts  Research summaries (descriptions of several related experiments)  Conflicting viewpoints (two or more hypotheses that are inconsistent with one another).

Slide7Science Topics Covered Includes:  life sciences    Earth/space sciences (geology, astronomy, and meteorology)  physical sciences (chemistry, physics)

Slide8What does the Math portion cover? Questions on the test cover four areas  pre-algebra, elementary algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability  It’s all about thinking…not memorizing formulas!  Critical thinking based questions!

Slide9The Explore is a“Practice” for the ACT!  Take the information seriously….you could end up with thousands of dollars in scholarships when you graduate from high school.

Slide10What Does Your Score Mean? Your scores are between 1  (the lowest score you can receive) and 25  (the highest score you can receive)

Slide11                                                      • HOME • THE TEST • YOUR SCORES • YOUR FUTURE Your Scores • What Do My Scores Mean? • How Do They Compare? • Am I on Track? • How Can I Improve? What Do My Scores Mean? Your scores are between 1  (the lowest score you can receive)  and 25  (the highest score you can receive) even though you answered a lot more than 25 questions on the EXPLORE test!                                                                                                                                              Your Composite Score is simply the average of your test scores in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science  (rounded to a whole number). The two scores directly under English tell you how well you did in these two areas of English: • Usage/Mechanics —punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure • Rhetorical Skills —your understanding of the use of strategy, organization, and style in writing These scores only range from 1 to 12. Added together they do NOT necessarily equal your English Test score. Corporate Home  |  Contact ACT  |  Site Index © 2009 by ACT, Inc.  Terms of Use  and  Privacy Policy .                                               Look Here!!!!

Slide12Composite ScoreIt’s just the average of your test scores in English, Math, Reading and Science

Slide13How Do Your Scores Compare? Percent of Students Scoring At or Below Your Score

Slide14Do you have a weak area?It’s ok if you do…you can fix it!  Take the classes that will help you get that score up!!!!  The Explore (or ACT) do not measure your intelligence.  These tests measure what you have done!  How can you apply what you know?

Slide15These are the minimum scores recommended to beready for college based on all the research….will you be ready?

Slide16It’s up to you! Take the courses that will prepare you to have choices…  Choice of colleges  Choice of majors  Choice of careers

Slide17Where can I find all this information? School website!  (Multiple places!!!!) www.deercreekschools.org Click on Curriculum…Secondary Link www.deercreekms.org Click on Curriculum

Slide18What kind of ACT Score do I need to getadmitted to the college of my choice? 2009 Examples…36 is the highest! Minimum scores… Most students are on the high end of the range… If it’s 30-34 most students are 34 who are admitted  2 Year College  (No Minimum ACT)  OCCC, OSU-OKC  Regional Universities  20    (like East Central, Southwestern)  OSU and OU  24  Harvard 31-34  Yale 29-34  UCLA 25-30  Duke 30-34  MIT 30-36 (5% of students can get in with a 25 or higher with strong Resumes at some selective schools…)

Slide19So…you want a perfect 36!That means.. You want a 25 on the Explore… 24 on the ACT…then you want  a 17 on the Explore (top 30%)

Slide20It’s Up To You! Be sure that you have the choices that you want in 4 more years!  It starts now…  In 12 th  Grade you can’t go back and take all of the tough courses that you missed!  CHALLENGE YOURSELF!!!!!