For admissions offices that are strapped for time, test scores can provide a place to start to identify whether or not a student will be successful, but da Silva also said there has to be a commitment to reviewing each application and reading the students’ stories as well. “At the end of the day, that’s what it’s about: Whether or not the student will be successful within my curriculum, and keeping in mind that you don’t want to shut the door,” she said.
Does your high-schooler need better reading and English scores on standardized test such as the ACT, SAT and PSAT? Find a high interest novel or even a magazine and give it to your child to read during winter break. Read the same book yourself and every day ask your child questions along the lines of who what when where why and how about the plot.
The ACT English test is 45 minutes long with 75 items. Grammar and Usage makes up 16% of the test, Sentence Structure is 24%, and Punctuation is 13%. The rest of the English test comes under the heading Rhetorical Skills. Strategy (Author’s purpose) makes up 16%, Organization (development, passage structure) is 15% and Style (word choice, tone) is 16%.
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