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ACT testing adds unneeded stress and provides an unfair advantage

Junior Tyler Olson studies an ACT Prep Class textbook. Many students take time out of their classes to study for the ACT, which interferes with their focus and learning experience during class time.

Lucas Polucha, Video Editor

February 18, 2020

For many college-bound students, the ACT or SAT tests present the largest hurdle in high school. What is intended to be a test of one's ability too often becomes a stressful, inaccurate and even unfair. Colleges should find less stressful and more balanced ways to determine a student's eligibility for...

While politicians insist that A.C.T. testing should be required, facts disagree

Anxiety builds as students line up to take the A.C.T. at Century College, a test that will likely deceive people.

Adam Guinee, Podcast Reporter

January 10, 2020

The A.C.T is supposed to be a test that measures a persons capacity as a student by evaluating them in the four subjects of english, math, reading, and science. ACT, inc. is the non-profit organization which created the A.C.T. test. They continue to assert that the assessment measures a student's ac...

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Across the country, juniors and seniors prepare to take the ACT, such as junior Haakon Bjork. The competitive nature of the test has created many means of trying to get a better score: apps, books/booklets, and classes.

Elise Truman, Online editor

November 17, 2018

  An all-out academic battle, where only the strongest survive, and even fewer thrive. The ACT is a standardized test that the majority of the midwestern and southern students take during their junior or senior year. The ACT is comprised of 5 timed sections, math, reading, English, science and a...

ACT prep classes beneficial

ACT prep classes beneficial

Cassie Hansen, Photographer

November 18, 2015

Crucial to college acceptance is the score from a college entrance exam. The ACT or SAT are the two options for students, with the ACT having some 1.6 million students take it each year. Both tests are aimed at determining college readiness. The importance of their results is known by student...

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