Why Should Your Teen Take the ACT?
While some people may believe that the ACT is just a college admissions test, it is so much more. ACT research shows that everyone needs a strong academic foundation to succeed in college and the workforce. The ACT clearly shows strengths and weaknesses in overall academic preparation. Using the score report data, your student can modify his or her remaining high school course schedule to address areas of weakness and improve academic readiness.
That's because the ACT is curriculum-based. The test is not an IQ test; it is not an aptitude test. All ACT test questions are directly related to the skills and knowledge students are taught during classes in English, mathematics, social studies and science.
Is your teen college bound? ACT scores are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities across the U.S. And even if college isn't on your teen's radar, the ACT test offers benefits. A student interest inventory provides valuable information for career and educational planning. And ACT research shows that many of the same skills needed for success in college are also needed in today's workforce training programs.
Not only is the ACT a helpful tool, it's also an affordable resource. As a private, not-for-profit organization, ACT is committed to providing services at the lowest possible cost. And fee waivers are available for low-income students. For more information about the ACT, please visit the ACT Test FAQs.
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Resources from Other Organizations
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Adventures in Education
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Education Resources
Mapping Your Future
National Assessment of Educational Progress: Information for Parents