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Ellis High School- School Code: 170-895

ACT TEST INFORMATION
ACT TEST Dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

February 10, 2018
This test date has generally been the norm as the 1st ACT attempt by MOST Juniors.

January 12th, 2018

April 14, 2018
Generally, most Juniors will take the February Test and then turn around and take this April test.  The average amount of times tested is 2.

March 9, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

July 14, 2018

June 15, 2018

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Special NOTES:

 

Seniors

  • December is the last test date to ensure your score reports are back in time for scholarship opportunities.

Juniors

  • You must have an ACT score prior to senior year to be considered for the Dane G. Hansen scholarship opportunity as they look at GPA and ACT score right away when school starts to invite students to take the test and so forth. 
  • We recommend two test attempts as a Junior.

 

 

 

 

KEYS TO THE TEST

 

 

 

ACT Section Skills:
English Section:
- Mechanical tips/most common errors
- Grammar review opportunities
  

  
- How to tackle and break down questions
Elements of Style familiarity  

Math Section:
- Common errors
- Using the answer choices to select the BEST answer
- Review strategies  

  
- What to expect (review specific content)
- Identify personal strengths and opportunities for review
   

Reading Section:
- Reading vs. skimming
- Time management
- Evaluating answer choices  

  

 

- Implicit and explicit content
- Understanding the four passage types
  

Science Section:
- Time is KEY- plan accordingly
- Breaking down charts/graphs/passes

  
- Reading vs. skimming
- Understanding the three passage types


ACT TIPS via:  http://masteryworks.org/act/

Get familiar with what the ACT is testing.
You don't want to waste your ACT prep time learning skills that aren't tested!
The English test measures how well you can edit different passages on the fly, improving grammar and composition.
The Math test checks your problem-solving skills. Many ACT math problems are word problems, and it won't be enough to simply know how to do math operations.
The Reading test grades your reading comprehension. The higher your reading level and the better your vocabulary, the better you'll do.
The Science test gauges your science reasoning ability. It isn't measuring what science facts you've memorized; it's checking to see if you can learn new science facts quickly from charts, graphs, and passages.

Practice your pace.
The ACT is a timed test. Time is of the essence.
It isn't just a question of whether you know how to answer a certain problem. It all comes down to whether you can answer it in a limited time frame.
Answer every question.
There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT. Make sure every row on your answer sheet is bubbled with your best guess before time is up.