Three Strategies Behind Students’ Rising ACT Scores

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1.  Michael Cerro’s “For Love of ACT Science” Workbook 2.  Breathing Techniques 3.  A New Strategy for Reading Passages My students’ ACT Scores have risen 8.2 points on average so far this year – equivalent to about 300 points on the 1600-scale SAT. Last year (the first year I began tracking scores in depth), they rose 6.1 points, or roughly 230 points on the 1600-scale SAT. My highest riser was 13 points, while my lowest has been 4 points (she is taking the test …

April ACT Writing Scores Came Out Today

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April’s ACT Writing Scores are out today, three and a half weeks after the test. My students’ scores are trickling in. As you look yours up, keep in mind: 1.  ACT Writing scores have always been strangely low. Whereas a 95th percentile score on English has typically been a 32, a 95th percentile score on the Essay has been a 27. Moreover, Essay grading seemed to get even harder with the new prompts released this year. In February, the Washington Post published …