ACT Practice Tests

Preparing for the 2019-2020 ACT

Preparing for the ACT 2015-2016

Preparing for the ACT 2007-2008

Preparing for the 2005-2006 ACT

Preparing for the 2009-2010 ACT

ACT Practice Questions (ACT.org) – Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to access the free online practice test.

English Section Practice Questions (ACT.org)

Math Section Practice Questions (ACT.org)

Reading Section Practice Questions (ACT.org)

Science Section Practice Questions (ACT.org)

Fundera College Scholarship for Student Entrepreneurs

Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States. Applicant must be a young entrepreneur. Student must submit a video on a topic related to building your business without much money. Learn more about the Fundera College Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education.
— Read on www.fundera.com/resources/fundera-scholarship

Alexander Hamilton Scholarship

Do you meet all the requirements to be a Hamilton Scholar?
All applicants should:

be juniors in high school

be high-achieving and service-focused

possess grit and perseverance

have demonstrated need

live in the United States (though you don’t have to be a resident!)

be college-bound to a US-based institution

be committed to participating in our rigorous five-year curriculum

be able to attend New York Leader Week July 10-15, 2021

— Read on www.hamiltonscholars.org/eligibility

Are Tutors “Teaching to the Test?”

When people say that test prep is ‘teaching to the test,’ I agree that it is always a good idea to know the mechanics, timing, and content of a test before you take it. Teachers provide study guides for this very reason.

However, there is an additional benefit to taking a test preparation class in school, with a good tutoring organization, or with a one-one tutor:

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-Students refresh their memory of concepts they need for college, but haven’t seen since 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Think grammar or geometry.

-Students become better at reading and better at comprehending the gist of what they read quickly. We use that skill in many professions every day.

-Students practice –sometimes learning for the first time — how to read data in charts and graphs.

-Students learn and master executive functioning skills such as pacing, deciding when to stay with an item and when to go, and learning and applying strategies.

The college-entrance exams ACT and SAT are both based on standards, just like the curriculum in your school. The ACT calls their standards College and Career Readiness standards, and they are exactly that: what a college freshman needs to know to succeed in college and career.

So hire that experienced tutor with confidence that you are providing your child much more than help reaching a test score and access to his or her dream school and scholarships. You are also supporting his or her academic foundation.

What is School Day Testing?

ACT/SAT School-Day Testing?

Many families are aware that the SAT added a Sept. exam and the ACT added three extra test dates in Sept. and October alone (for 5 total).

Fewer families have heard about the “SAT and ACT School Day Testing” program, with which high schools can arrange to test just their own school’s students on a school day. A number of schools have done this for years now, and more schools are beginning to consider it this fall or have already signed up.

High school counselor Larry Mandernach was on a podcast describing the benefits of school day testing this week. If you’d like to listen, you can check it out here!