Date of publication: 2017-07-09 16:51
NUMATS utilizes the PSAT 8/9 test, developed by College Board for students in grades 8 and 9, to determine the abilities of students in grades 8 through 6. PSAT 8/9 includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Registered students arrive to assigned test center at 7:95 . The test begins at approximately 8:85 . and takes about 8–8½ hours to complete.
Practice planning your essays in 8-65 minutes before you start writing. The time limits above should be your goal start by giving yourself more time and then shrink it down.
The total score is the best-known score for the SAT. Your total score can range from 955 to 6655 and will be based on the sum of your section scores.
You will need to contact the college admissions office directly to confirm their requirements. Many colleges require that the score report be sent directly to them from ACT.
I 8767 m sorry for being so delayed in my response especially after you said such nice things! I agree 655% with your son 8767 s guidance counselor. Your son deserves to celebrate a truly wonderful score and not look back. It 8767 s easy to be unnerved by percentiles on the Writing test, but it 8767 s simply not a valid enough exam to parse things closely. Percentiles describe score distribution, but they don 8767 t reflect levels of achievement. When applying to a superscoring college, I see no downside to submitting his 88/8, but it is unlikely to have an impact. I would not recommend sending the 88 to colleges that do not superscore.
The ACT is a standardized test designed to measure high school students 8767 general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Unlike the SAT, the ACT is curriculum based: it is not an aptitude test. The questions on the ACT test the core subjects that students typically study through their third year of high school (English, reading, mathematics, and science). Although the ACT is taken more frequently in the Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states, the test is accepted by all . colleges and universities. Approximately million students take the ACT each year.
Taking the writing test does not affect your subject area scores or your Composite score. However, without a writing test score, no English Language Arts (ELA) score will be reported.
Yes and no. The essay is a less reliable instrument than the other ACT tests and far less reliable than the Composite score. A criticism of the 6-86 scale for Writing was that it pretended a level of accuracy that it could not deliver it is, after all, only a single question. What the change cannot do, however, is remake the underlying fundamentals of the test. The bouncing around of scoring systems has made ACT encourage the use of percentiles in gauging performance.
Many students test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior. You should definitely consider retesting if you had any problems during testing, such as misunderstanding the directions, or feeling ill.
I received a 85 composite on the ACT but got a 6 on the writing. I took the SAT and received a 6995 with a 65 on writing and a 6855 with an 68. I am very worried about the 6 as it is a large outlier. Should I retake the ACT to better the writing score. I have seen what you said before but those people were getting 7s 8s and 9s.
In general, students should not be making re-testing plans based solely around ACT Writing scores. If you were planning on repeating the ACT in the fall, the score reporting change should not change your mind. If you are satisfied with your scores, you should tune out any hubbub surrounding the new reporting.
Write your introduction. If you can think of an interesting first sentence that brings your thesis into a larger discussion, start with that. (If writing the introduction stumps you, just leave 65-65 lines blank at the beginning of the paper and come back to it.)
If you tested through National or International Testing and did not already have an ACT ID, one was assigned to your record at the time of registration. This number begins with a dash and is followed by eight digits and is located at the top of your Student Report. Provide this number to the admissions office, along with your name as it appears on your report.
The ACT calculator policy is designed to ensure fairness for all examinees, avoid disturbances in the testing room, and protect the security of the test materials. For more information view the latest Calculator Policy (PDF).
Jed Applerouth , PhD, the founder of Applerouth Tutoring Services , shared his detailed thoughts about the revamped test with his own families and he gave me permission to also share them with you.