ACT Prep Resources
ACT TestThe ACT test is a college entrance exam used by many colleges to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple choice assessment that measures students’ academic achievement in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, with an optional writing assessment. Completing a college entrance exam like the ACT is a high school graduation requirement for a regular high school diploma in Tennessee. All Wilson County high school juniors will take the ACT in the spring and all seniors in the fall. Sophomores will take a practice ACT test in the spring as well.We want your student to be as prepared as possible for the ACT test, and we want as many students as possible to earn a 21+ or higher on the ACT test to demonstrate their readiness for postsecondary education opportunities and to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship which awards up to $1,750 per semester of full-time college enrollment in students' freshman and sophomore years of college and up to $2,250 in their sophomore and junior years of college at Tennessee's public and approved colleges and universities.
University of Tennessee at Martin offers FREE ACT Workshops to all Tennessee high school students this summer through fall 2021!
Check out UT Martin’s website for more information about these opportunities: https://www.utm.edu/departments/nondegree/courses/children/actprep.phpStudents can participate in the following workshops at UT Martin:1. ACT Success Tactic Workshop (via Zoom)
Registration: Students who want to participate must register for both a Math & Science Reasoning and an English & Reading Session. They do not have to be the same week. Register Now2. Virtual Office Hours (via Zoom)This is for students who want a deeper dive into one of the four ACT exam subjects This one-hour session expands on principles and examples from our workshop and provides more assistance in the areas in which you may need additional help. Before the session, please submit your questions and comments to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register Now3. ACT Mastery Class Series (via Zoom)Students must have completed the Tactics Workshops prior to participating in these workshops designed to strengthen skills in each specific ACT subject test. Register NowStudent Requirements
- Develop new strategies for how to manage questions.
- Receive a detailed plan for practice opportunities to improve performance on the national exam.
- Learn crucial time-saving tips.
- Familiarize themselves more generally with higher education
Students will need access to a computer with a secure internet connection to Zoom (with video and audio function). Students are required to download the Zoom software before participation and a secure broadband connection is essential. Zoom is free and easy to use. Questions about Zoom can be found at https://www.zoom.us/.
*All juniors will take a free ACT test in the spring of their junior year.
*All seniors will take a free ACT test in the fall of their senior year.
*All sophomores will take a practice ACT in the spring of their sophomore year.
*If you need financial assistance to take an ACT test on a national testing date, please talk with your school counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.
Online Learning Tools for ACT Preparation
FREE ACT Resources and Online Practice Test with Score Report by ACT (Highly Recommended)
Analyze Ed Log-in Page (Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have completed a practice ACT test in Wilson County Schools have access to this online, self-paced, personalized ACT prep resource.)
ACT Test Preparation Resources
Calculating Your ACT Score (Online Calculator)
What is the ACT test and why do scores matters (Presentation with resources)
Practice ACT Tests
English ACT Test Materials
English ACT Quizzes by Analyze Ed (Teacher can connect quizzes to Google Classroom for Auto-grading)
Mathematics ACT Test Materials
Mathematics Practice Questions by Varsity Tutors (organized by topic)
Mathematics Practice Questions via Analyze-Ed (Teacher can set up in Google Classroom for Auto-grading)
Science ACT Test Materials
Science ACT Practice Questions by Varsity Tutors (organized by topic)
Reading ACT Test Materials
Varsity Tutors ACT Reading Questions (organized by concept)
McGraw Hill ACT Reading Prep (videos related to Reading questions on ACT)