​​The Power of a Practice Test

For Schools and Districts
Early and frequently practice testing allows administrators

and teachers the opportunity

to identify potential weaknesses and address them.

In order to serve more students, we have transitioned to working with schools and districts.

Our team is committed to helping you Master the ACT!

Side effects may include confidence and higher scores.

For Juniors

  • Shorter Term Content Intervention + Long Term Strategy Intervention
  • Reevaluate content strengths and weaknesses
  • Review skills of testing intelligence/savvy
  • Parents and students may review a score report with a score close to what they are likely to see on the state test
  • Data allows teachers to focus on shorter term content intervention (4 months of school instruction before the state test)
  • Improve school benchmark achievement

Recommendation: Focus teachers on a four-month plan to help students learn strategies to show what they know on test day.

For Seniors

  • Short Term Strategy Intervention
  • Increase college access and readiness
  • Improve school benchmark achievement

Recommendation: Combine practice testing effort with campaign to encourage students to take the October and December ACT tests (and subsequent ACT tests, depending on college plans).

For Sophomores

  • Long Term Content Intervention
  • Early assessment of content strengths and weaknesses
  • Early insight into strengths and weaknesses that emerge on timed tests
  • An early score report to be reviewed by parents and students
  • Data allows teachers to focus on long term intervention (approximately 14 months of school instruction before the state test)
  • Introduce a culture of growth mindset into standardized test achievement

Recommendation: Highlight and address weaknesses on the item analysis that have already been covered in curriculum up to that point.  How much of a student’s score reflects content not yet covered vs. content covered, but not mastered?