Recommendation: Focus teachers on a four-month plan to help students learn strategies to show what they know on test day.
The Power of a Practice Test
For Schools and Districts
Early practice testing allows administrators and teachers the opportunity
to identify potential weaknesses and address them.
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).
Side effects may include confidence and higher scores.
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?