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Category: ACT

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Who Should Take the New July ACT?

It’s true: the ACT is launching a new July ACT date in 2018! Find out who should sign up for this new ACT date, and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT Score Range: What is a Good ACT Score?

ACT scores range from a low of 1 to a max score of 36. Overall, ACT test scores are the average of test-takers’ sectional scores (also 1-36) in English, Math, Reading, and Science. So what is a good ACT score? The ACT score range for students admitted to different colleges varies, and the average ACT score is 20.8. However, various factors will affect what a “good” ACT score is for you.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

States That Provide the ACT for Free

There are several states that provide the ACT for free. This page lists those states and explains how to take advantage of this service.

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David Recine

The New Scoring System for the ACT Essay

You probably already know about the “new” ACT essay– it was released September 2015. But did you know the ACT Essay scoring system changed in late 2016?

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Thomas Broderick

How Parents Can Help with ACT Prep

No matter how good of a test taker you were in high school, you can still help your child have a successful ACT test day.

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Rachael Brandt

Expert Advice to Help Your Teen Make (and Keep!) New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions. They’re ambitious, yet intimidating; full of hope, yet all too easily forgotten. And for teens, they’re just plain overwhelming. “While balanced perspective can be challenging for adults, it is often daunting for teenagers. Impulsivity reigns supreme during adolescence – often limiting our aspirations,” says psychotherapist and Mental Gym founder, Bill Benson, who […]

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Thomas Broderick

Read This if You’re Taking the December ACT!

The December ACT is the last ACT test date of the year! In this article, learn about everything you can do to have a successful test day!

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Thomas Broderick

ACT to Offer Accommodations for English Language Learners Starting in 2017!

Excellent news for ELL (English Language Learner) students taking the ACT. Starting fall 2017, ELL students will be able to request special supports during the ACT. This is a first—not just for ACT, but also for the entire field of high-stakes standardized testing. In this post, we’ll discuss the support some ELL students will receive […]

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Rita Neumann

Links You Need Before the October ACT

The October 22nd ACT is upon us! Just a few more days of studying before you can put your energy into planning your Halloween costume and catching up on fall TV. The October ACT is very important for seniors applying Early Action or Early Decision. Get your last minute resources here.

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Thomas Broderick

What Should My ACT Score Goal Be?

Short answer: Somewhere between 19 and 36. Long answer: Check out this article to find out what ACT score goal is right for you!

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