ACT

Anoka-Hennepin students in grade 11 are provided a free opportunity take the ACT plus Writing as well as many opportunities throughout the year to take the test at a national testing site.
 
The test is a timed test and will cover four core subject areas: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. Each ACT subject-area tests has a benchmark set which represent the level of achievement needed for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding first-year college credit courses. These college courses and (ACT benchmarks) include English composition (English 18), college algebra (Math 22), introductory social science courses (Reading 22) , and biology (Science 23).

For more information about the ACT and score reports go to the ACT website http://www.act.org/

 
 
The information in the table below is from the ACT.org website and shows the number of questions and time allotted for each subject area.
 
 Test   # questions Minutes allowed Content
 English75 45 Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills. 
 Mathematics60 60 Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. 
 Reading40 35 Measures reading comprehension. 
 Science40 35 Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. 
 Writing30 Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. 
 
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