ERIC Number: ED411285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
ACT Assessment 1996-1997: Preparing for the ACT Assessment.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
The ACT Assessment is a measure of skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning necessary for college coursework. This booklet is intended to help students do their best on the ACT. It summarizes general test-taking strategies, describes the content of each of the tests, provides specific tips for each, and lets students know what they can expect on test day. The following sections are included: (1) "General Preparation for the ACT"; (2) "Strategies for Taking the ACT Tests"; (3) "What To Expect on the Test Day"; (4) "Taking the Practice Test" (with answer document and practice test); (5) "Scoring Your Practice Test"; and (6) "To Register for the ACT." The English test is a 75-question, 45-minute test that measures understanding of the conventions of standard written English and rhetorical skills. Calculator use is now allowed on the Mathematics test, which is a 60-question test that assesses mathematical skills typically acquired up to the beginning of grade 12. The Reading test is a 40-question test of reading comprehension, and the science reasoning test is a 40-question test that measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment