ACT Test Preparation

2017-2018 Test Dates      Test Date Registration Deadline    (Late Fee Required)
September 9, 2017           August 4, 2017                         August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017             September 22, 2017                  September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017            November 3, 2017                    November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018*          January 12, 2018                      January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018                  March 9, 2018                          March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018                    May 4, 2018                             May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018*                 June 15, 2018                           June 16-22, 2018

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates.

Earning a high score on the ACT comes with many benefits!!

To Graduate with Honors, students must score at or above all subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT.  English = 18, Mathematics = 22, Reading = 22, Science = 23

To Graduate with Distinction, students must attain a B average (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and complete at least one of the following:

  • Attain a 31 or higher composite score on the ACT
  • Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two AP exams
  • Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit (college credit)
  • Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
  • Participate in one of the Governor's Schools
  • Participate in one of the state's All State musical organizations
  • Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist 

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

Another reason to do well on the ACT!!

To apply, you must

  • be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
  • have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and
  • have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT or 1280 on the SAT (math and critical reading only)

The award is $6,000 per academic year, $3,000 from the State of Tennessee and $3,000 from the college or university attended. Awards are made in equal installments each term throughout the academic year.

The award may be renewed three times for a total of four years. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and attend full-time to remain eligible.

Applications are available by clicking on this link http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/ned-mcwherter-scholars-program. Awards are very competitive and are based on limited funding. Renewal applicants are given first priority. TSAC must receive the completed application and required attachments by February 15.

 

HOPE Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship provides up to $1,750 per semester your freshman & sophomore year, then $2,250 per semester your junior & senior year at 4-year or 2-year TN colleges with on-campus housing OR $1,500 per semester for 2-years at a 2-year institution (community college or tech school).

To qualify for the HOPE, students must have either a minimum of a 21 on the ACT OR a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

East High students have access to many different resources for ACT Test Preparation!

Online Resources

Analyze Ed (Yercad)

Current Juniors have access to individualized ACT Prep through Analyze Ed.  Individual logins are available from each student's STORM teacher.  Students use their login at http://www.yercad.com/login.php to access their diagnostic test score & videos for skills review/instruction.

Learning Express Library 3.0 

All Tennessee Residents have free access to this test preparation site through Tennessee Electronic Library! Create your own free account to take practice AP tests, SAT, ACT, civil service, and other tests. This link goes directly to the College Prep section of the site.

Learning Express Library contains 4 practice tests for each section of the ACT, as well as self-paced eCourses, which contain a pretest, review of skills, an/samo/#contentd posttest for each section of the ACT.

Please contact one of your librarians at wheatleya@hcboe.net OR courterk@hcboe.net if you need any assistance!

 

Mometrix ACT Practice Tests & Concept Videos - no account needed

 

ACT Science Graph-Reading Practice

PrepScholar - How to Read Graphs, Tables, & Data

ACT YouTube Channel - Reading Graphs & Tables on the ACT Science Test

 

ACT Prep Books

You can also check out print ACT Prep Books and pick up the Preparing For the ACT pamphlet in your Morristown East High Library! 

Click here for a list! http://bit.ly/1dks1Xl