All Etowah County 11th grade students will take the ACT + Writing in the Spring
Why Take the ACT?
The ACT is a curriculum-based examination that matches well with the education standards in your state. Taking the ACT® college readiness assessment can provide helpful information for all students, not just those who are planning to attend college.
Taking the ACT can give every student a measure of his or her academic strengths and weaknesses. You can use your results to recognize your academic strengths and areas where you need to improve, whether you intend to go to college or enter the workplace after high school. If you are not considering college now, you may decide to make college part of your plans later. Your ACT results can help you begin the career exploration and planning process. It is likely that nearly everyone who
graduates from high school will eventually have to continue their education to achieve their career or life goals. (Information from the Official ACT Website)
What will the ACT+Writing Assess?
The ACT includes multiple-choice tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science.
The tests measure your educational development in those areas and are based on what you have learned—they are not aptitude or IQ tests. Your state and district is administering the ACT Plus Writing, which means the test will include a Writing Test. All students will write an essay in
English in response to a prompt that defines an issue and presents two opposing points of view on that issue. The ACT Writing Test measures the writing skills you have acquired in your high school English courses and complements the multiple-choice ACT English Test. Many colleges use ACT Writing Test results as a guide for placing incoming students into first-year composition courses.
(Information from the Official ACT Website)
Please click the link to access the ACT+ Writing web-site for more information.
(Sample Score Sheets, How To Read Results, Preparation Materials, etc.)
Use ACT Essay View to access images of the essays written in response to the ACT Writing Test.
- The service is available to participating high schools and colleges.
- Authorized staff can review essays written by students who have reported their ACT Writing scores to your school.
- Essays are accessible for up to one year after the examinee's high school graduation.
- You can specify an individual student or find all students who meet your selected criteria.
- You may view the essays online, print them immediately, or save the images for future access.
person at each college and high school will serve as the contact for
ACT Essay View for that school. This person may choose to share the
school's login information with other authorized staff members so that
teachers and other interested staff may also access the essays.