How do students benefit from taking the ACT?
- The ACT is universally accepted for college admission.
- The ACT is curriculum-based. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
- The ACT is more than a test. The ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a student profile section that provides a comprehensive profile of a student’s work in high school and his or her future plans.
Any student currently receiving a free or reduced lunch is eligible to take the ACT at no charge. Fee waiver forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be signed by one of our counselors.
Preparing for the ACT (PDF; 80 pages, 1,075KB) – FREE
A free student preparation booklet available from most high schools and colleges-includes test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt with sample essays.
www.4tests.com – For students who need to know what to expect and where to start.
www.number2.com – Offers math practice sessions that adapt to each student’s ability level.