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.
Side effects may include confidence and higher scores.
Recommendation: Focus teachers on a four-month plan to help students learn strategies to show what they know on test day.
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).
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?