ACT results

Sorry to have been MIA — I’ve begun tutoring the ACT and have been immersed in the test.

It’s been exciting, fun, and really satisfying.

Results for my first student:

 Timed practice tests 4/29/2017 5/31/2017
English (75 items) Missed 12 (Scaled score: 27)
85th percentile
Missed 4 (Scaled: 34)
98th percentile
Reading (40 items)
(I used Debbie Stier’s method)
Missed 13 (Scaled score: 23)
66th percentile
Missed 3 (Scaled: 32)
95th percentile

That second set of scores was actually a bit of a letdown because by the end of May, A. was routinely turning in perfect scores taking stand-alone timed sections (not the entire test).

No misses at all.

She took the real test yesterday morning, so now we wait–wait, and start work on math. She’s taking the September ACT, too, so the plan is to get her math score up by then.

I also have to make sure she doesn’t get rusty on English and Reading over the summer.

That brings up a question: in fact, I don’t actually know if it’s possible for her to get rusty over the summer. Once your unconscious learning system has learned something, it doesn’t forget.

I’ve got to find time to get back to Make It Stick and to Dan Willingham’s various articles to figure out how much practice she might (or might not) need. I’m just not sure.

But I’m happy!

Update: just realized I should include my email here since we don’t have a tutoring page up yet: hillisjohnson@gmail.com.

2 thoughts on “ACT results

  1. Don’t know if you’re tutoring ACT because you lost faith in SAT, but in my opinion ACT is a more straightforward test–at least in math. My daughter did much better on ACT practice exams than SAT practice in math.

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