Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

High School Juniors to Take ACT Test February 28

Eleventh grade students in South Carolina will take The ACT Plus Writing exam on February 28, 2017. The South Carolina Department of Education has defined eleventh grade students as those who are in their third year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade.

The ACT Plus Writing is a college readiness test that consists of four multiple choice timed tests—English, math, reading, and science- plus a 40-minute essay that measures student’s writing skills. Most students will receive an ACT score that can be used for college enrollment, scholarships, and NCAA eligibility requirements.

ACT does allow students to access an ACT-approved calculator during the mathematics portion of the test only.

Review allowable calculators for this assessment.

Testing Tips

For Students:

  • Rest on the nights before these tests.
  • Eat a nourishing breakfast on the morning of each test.
  • Be in school and on time, except in cases of illness.
  • Bring at least two #2 pencils to school.They are required for marking test answer documents.
  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s directions so he/she will know exactly what to do.
  • Read each test question and each response carefully before marking an answer choice.
  • Stay calm, if there are questions that seem difficult.
  • Mark his/her best answer.
  • Refrain from bringing any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging into the testing location.

For Parents:

  • Meet with your child’s teachers as often as necessary to discuss his/her progress.
  • Check or review your child’s homework, projects, or other school work.
  • Talk with your child about school.
  • Ask teachers to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and to improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork.
  • Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.
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