5 SATACTHow Questions AppearOrder of difficultyNo order of difficultyScore Choice?NoYesHighest Math LevelAlgebra/Basic Geometry; test booklet supplies all formulasTrigonometry (only 4 questions); test booklet rarely provides formulasSkills Heavily TestedVocabulary and Reading; MathGrammar and Reading; Math
6 Penalty For Wrong Answers? YesNoBased on School Curriculum?LessMoreStyle of TestTricky, with many distractersMore straightforward, with fewer distractersStructure of TestVerbal: two 30-min. sections, one 15-min. section Math: two-30 min. sections, one 15-min. section Experimental: one 30-min. Verbal or Math section; looks like any other sectionEnglish: one 45-min. section Math: one 60-min. section Reading: one 35-min. section Science Reasoning: one 35-min. section Experimental: added to tests on certain dates; clearly added on
7 When it's OfferedSeven times per year: Late January Late March or early April Early May Early June Mid October Early November Early DecemberSix times per year: February April June September (in 13 states only) October DecemberScoringfor Math and for Verbal, added together for a composite score; median about 10001-36 for each subject, averaged together for a composite score; median about 21When You Should RegisterAt least six weeks before the test dateAt least four weeks before the test dateFor More InformationEducational Testing Service (ETS) (609) The College Board ACT (319)
8 ACT Test Dates September 21, 2013 October 26, 2013 (EHS) Register for the ACT online atACT (with writing) - $50.50; Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).ACT Test DatesSeptember 21, 2013October 26, 2013 (EHS)December 14, 2013February 8, 2014 (EHS)April 12, 2014 (EHS)June 14, 2014 (EHS)
9 SAT Test Dates SAT Test Dates: Register for the SAT online atSAT - $50.00; includes reports for you, your high school and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register)SAT Test DatesOctober 5, 2013 (EHS)November 2, 2013December 7, 2013 (EHS)January 25, 2014 (EHS)March 8, 2014 (EHS)May 3, 2014June 7, 2014 (EHS)
10 SAT Practice Math Question A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are seniors, juniors, and sophomores who applied. Each senior's name is placed in the lottery times; each junior's name, times; and each sophomore's name, time. What is the probability that a senior's name will be chosen?1/82/92/73/81/2
11 Answer: DTo determine the probability that a senior's name will be chosen, you must determine the total number of seniors' names that are in the lottery and divide this number by the total number of names in the lottery. Since each senior's name is placed in the lottery times, there are seniors' names. Likewise, there are juniors' names and sophomores' names in the lottery. The probability that a senior's name will be chosen is .
12 SATThe projected sales volume of a video game cartridge is given by the function where is the number of cartridges sold, in thousands; is the price per cartridge, in dollars; and is a constant. If according to the projections, cartridges are sold at per cartridge, how many cartridges will be sold at per cartridgeA. 20,000B. 50,000C. 60,000D. 150,000E. 200,000
14 SATBecause King Philip's desire to make Spain the dominant power in sixteenth-century Europe ran counter to Queen Elizabeth's insistence on autonomy for England, wasA. reconciliation . . AssuredB. warfare . . AvoidableC. ruination . . ImpossibleD. conflict . . InevitableE. diplomacy . . simple
15 Answer: DThe word "because" indicates that the information in the first part of the sentence (the part before the comma) explains the reason for the situation described in the second part. The first part states that what King Philip wanted (domination for Spain) "ran counter to" what Queen Elizabeth wanted (independence for England). Choice (D) logically completes the sentence: Given that there was such a fundamental disagreement between the two monarchs, "conflict" would likely be "inevitable," or unavoidable
16 ACT Math questionsA car averages 27 miles per gallon. If gas costs $4.04 per gallon, which of the following is closest to how much the gas would cost for this car to travel 2,727 typical miles?A. $ 44.44B. $109.08C. $118.80D. $408.04E. $444.40When x = 3 and y = 5, by how much does the value of 3x2 – 2y exceed the value of 2x2 – 3y ?A. 4B. 14C. 16D. 20E. 50
17 ACT Math answersA car averages 27 miles per gallon. If gas costs $4.04 per gallon, which of the following is closest to how much the gas would cost for this car to travel 2,727 typical miles?Answer- DIf you divide 2,727 miles by 27 miles per gallon you will get the number of gallons: = 101. Then, multiply the number of gallons by the cost per gallon: 101(4.04) = This gives the cost of gas for this car to travel 2,727 typical miles.When x = 3 and y = 5, by how much does the value of 3x2 – 2y exceed the value of 2x2 – 3y ?Answer BWhen you use x = 3 and y = 5 in the given expressions, 3x2 – 2y = 3(3)2 – 2(5) = 27 – 10 = 17 and 2x2 – 3y = 2(3)2 – 3(5) = 18 – 15 = 3. Then subtract 3 from 17 to get 14.
18 ACT Science Questions Scientist 2 No deep, liquid water ocean exists on Europa. The heat generated by gravitational tides is quickly lost to space because of Europa's small size, as shown by its very low surface temperature (–160°C). Many of the features on Europa's surface resemble features created by flowing glaciers on Earth. Large amounts of liquid water are not required for the creation of these features. If a thin layer of ice below the surface is much warmer than the surface ice, it may be able to flow and cause cracking and movement of the surface ice. Few meteorite craters are observed because of Europa's very thin atmosphere; surface ice continually sublimes (changes from solid to gas) into this atmosphere, quickly eroding and removing any craters that may have formed.
19 ACT Science QuestionsScientist 2 explains that ice sublimes to water vapor and enters Europa's atmosphere. If ultraviolet light then broke those water vapor molecules apart, which of the following gases would one most likely expect to find in Europa's atmosphere as a result of this process?A. NitrogenB. MethaneC. ChlorineD. Oxygen
20 ACT Science Answers Answer: D Water vapor molecules are composed of hydrogen and oxygen. The breakdown of these molecules would lead to the production of oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere.
22 Reading ExampleThe point of view from which the passage is told can best be described as that of:A. a man looking back on the best years of his life as director of a community center in a strife-ridden neighborhood.B. a narrator describing his experiences as they happen, starting with childhood and continuing through his adult years as an advocate for troubled children.C. an unidentified narrator describing a man who devoted his life to neighborhood children years after his own difficult childhood.D. an admiring relative of a man whose generosity with children was widely respected in the neighborhood where he turned around a declining community center.It can reasonably be inferred from the passage that which of the following is a cherished dream that Abshu expects to make a reality in his lifetime?F. Establishing himself financially so as to be able to bring his original family back under one roofG. Seeing the children at the community center shift their interest from sports to the dramatic artsH. Building on the success of the community center by opening other centers like it throughout the stateJ. Expanding for some, if not all, of the children the vision they have of themselves and their futures