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ACT EXPLORE Test
Transcript of ACT EXPLORE Test
Iola Middle School
What is the ACT?
WHAT IS TESTED?
Student Interest Inventory
TIPS FOR DOING
Why is it important
Keep in mind...
The ACT is an important test that colleges use to help make them make admissions and scholarship decisions. The test is usually taken during your junior year of high school.
an early indication of how likely you are to be ready for college-level work if your academics continue at the current pace
ANSWER EVERY QUESTION
! No penalty for guessing
a questionnaire about what you like doing
The results will be shared with the high school counselors and may be used to
determine class placement.
This test is to help
determine your education plans, explore careers, and identify strengths and weaknesses
What is the EXPLORE?
The EXPLORE is part of the Educational Planning & Assessment System
early predictor of college readiness
effective tool for planning high school coursework
useful for career exploration
4 timed multiple choice tests & an interest inventory
8th Grade: ACT EXPLORE
10th Grade: ACT PLAN
11th Grade: ACT
* 30 minutes/40 items
* usage and mechanics
* rhetorical skills
*30 minutes/30 items
*pre-algebra, elementary algebra
*geometry, probability & statistics
*30 minutes/28 items
*Scientific reasoning skills
*Life sciences, Earth/space sciences, & physical sciences
*30 minutes/30 items/3 passages
Subject EXPLORE PLAN ACT
2. Get plenty of
the night before.
3. Follow directions exactly.
5. Rule out every wrong answer you can. Then pick out the
from those left.
easy questions first
, then go back to difficult ones.
4. EXPLORE is
! Don't spend too much time on any one question.
6. If you finish early, go back and
Things you enjoy doing now can give clues about jobs that you might like in the future.
You will be asked to determine if you would like or dislike 72 different activities.
Your EXPLORE Score Report will highlight a few career areas that have occupations where people do the kinds of things you enjoy (according to your responses).
Students who take the EXPLORE are more likely to
score higher on the ACT
It will help you identify your
, areas in which you need help, and provide
suggestions for improving
What if I think college isn't for me?
The fastest growing jobs are in the
industry and require more than a high school diploma.
The EXPLORE helps you make plans to be
successful in high school
courses (not just college).
Many jobs require extensive training and/or
a high school diploma.
Learning is LIFE-LONG!
to be tested, but each scored test does cost the district money.
If you are disrupting the testing environment in any way, you will be
and your test will
not be scored
Doing your best will help you get the most out of the experience!
A healthy breakfast will be served to 8th grade students the morning of the test(
Friday, December 20
Students with a
signed permission slip
will be dismissed after lunch.
Permission slips need to be returned to Mrs. Crusinbery no later than
Friday, December 13
meeting (or exceeding) benchmarks shows that you are on the right track for being successful in high school and college (likely to earn B's or better)
mark bubbles indicating best answers
fill bubble in completely
erase stray marks
USAGE & MECHANICS:
grammar & usage
style in writing
use of strategy
focuses on your ability to reason in math rather than on how well you have memorized formulas
Six sets of scientific information in one of three formats:
Data Representation (graphs, tables, etc.)
Research Summaries (descriptions of several related experiments)
Conflicting Viewpoints (2 or more hypotheses that are inconsistent with one another
skills measured include referring to details in the passage, drawing conclusions, and making comparisons and generalizations
Julia earned $5.20 per hour for 3 hours and Suki earned $4.80 per hour for 5 hours. Who earned more money and how much more?
A. Julia earned $7.00 more.
B. Julia earned $17.00 more.
C. Suki earned $7.00 more.
D. Suki earned $17.00 more.
E. They each earned the same amount of money
The fact that Jody’s father is described as looking
“stern and disciplinary” (lines 15–16) suggests that
F. extremely cruel and mean to Jody.
G. unwilling to look Jody in the eye.
H. somewhat distant from Jody.
J. annoyed at that moment with Jody’s mother.
Many types of sand are made entirely of silicon and oxygen. Which mineral in the table is most likely found in those types of sand?
Results are reported as a scale score for each test :
between 1 (lowest) and 25 (highest);
then averaged for a composite (overall score)
By 2018, 64% of the jobs in Kansas will require some type of post-secondary education
Approximately 1/3 of the open jobs in the U.S. remain unfilled because no one has the skills required.
According to the Kansas State Department of Education...
be opportunities for
(1-25) (1-32) (1-36)