One of Life's Most Important Tests
Of all the tests a person faces or takes, few have more impact on life than the standardized tests given to measure high school achievement. The ACT is the most common of these exams, but the SAT is also used. These are the tests used by college boards – and many scholarship funds – to determine admission and funding awards.
For a Native American diversity candidate a two to three point improvement in an ACT test score (moving a 25 to a 28, for instance) means significantly more opportunities for scholarship money. It also opens admission doors to many more excellent colleges and universities.
While hugely important, these high school achievement exams are also different in one respect from nearly any other exam a person takes. These exams can be taken as often as an applicant wants in order to maximize a score. Since only the highest score is used for college admission and scholarship awards, it’s smart to begin taking the tests early – as early as the seventh or eighth grade – and to keep taking the test through high school.
How To Increase An ACT or SAT Score
- Begin taking the ACT or SAT tests early - start no later than the sophomore year of high school. Take the test every year of high school.
- Take an ACT workshop offered by the Scholarship Advisement Program (see ACT Schedule).
- Sign-up for the Princeton Review online test preparation (see Princeton Review Resource).
- Identify and strengthen your weak areas (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing).
Here are two guides we recommend to high school students:
Peterson's "The Real ACT Prep Guide" (Official ACT Prep) - includes 3 Real ACT Tests.
Cargill Consulting's "ACT Prep" 6th Edition
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