This will walk you through the reports that you received.
What You Will Need
Report and Booklet
The Composite score is the average of all of the subject areas. It's the equivalent of a grade point average. The individual subject scores are the overall score of each subject. The "STEM" score is the average of Math and Science. Each subject can be as high as a 35. The composite can be as high as a 36.
The dark blue line is that score that you see. The light blue shaded areas are a "margin of error." The student have the knowledge base higher or lower than the score. The student could have made a few lucky guesses but does not truly understand the content, therefore, the score could be lower. Or, the student could have made a simple error but does actually know the content, which means they could actually have a higher score that what you see. The light blue gives you that range that your child is in for each area.
Under each subject is a dark black line with a number next to it. This is the benchmark line for each subject. This line is where students need to score to have a 50% chance of B or higher in a college level course or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C in a college level course.
Predicted ACT Score
This section is the predicted score that your child has right now for the ACT. If your child continues doing exactly what s/he has been doing in school, you can expect to see this score on the ACT when taken next year.
Detailed ACT Results
High School Plan
The students took an "interest inventory." This asked questions about what they enjoyed doing. It's so important to find a career that goes hand in hand with your talents and interests. Then, students marked what type of career they wanted to have. ACT took this information and shaded in ares that matched the student's interests. It also gives you sample of the types of careers that fall under the interests. This is meant to simply give students some "food for thought."
If the student has "Region 99" shaded, it means that there wasn't a clear single interest. It may have showed that the interests spanned all of them or none of them. This is a great opportunity to talk to your child to find what interests them and help them find a career that falls in line with their interests.
Visit www.actprofile.org to find out more information about the different regions.
Item Response Analysis
The next few pages show each and every answer. The correct answer is listed. If your child got the answer incorrect, the answer they chose is next to it. The test booklets will be coming home after the teachers and students have gone through it at school.
- Correctly Answered: This is the correct answers out of all possible questions.
- Omitted: This is how many questions the student skipped or did not get to. In this picture, you can see that the student skipped question 33. This is important to note if they did not finish. This can be a major factor in their scores.
- Incorrectly Answered: This is the number of questions that were attempted but were incorrect. The omitted questions are not factored into the "incorrect" section; however they are factored into the overall score.
Ideas for Progress area gives you some areas that you may want to focus on in your instruction. ACT Academy offers resources as well.