College entrance exams

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Entrance exams

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your dream school requires a dream score

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It consists of 4 different sections 
Reading: 52 questions, 65 minutes

Writing & Language: 44 questions, 35 minutes
Math, no calculator: 20 questions, 25 minutes
Math, calculator: 38 questions, 35 minutes

Essay required 
Cost $52 dollars each time it is taken 
Score range : 400-1600
Average score :1050
The SAT is an exam that universities use to assess a student’s college readiness. Originally called the “Scholastic Aptitude Test,” the SAT is made by a company called The College Board.
Duration is 3 hrs without essay , with essay 3:50
Things to know about the SAT

Slide 2 - Woordweb

Things you need to know about the ACT
  • The ACT measures the academic knowledge and skills you should have acquired in a standard high school curriculum. It includes four multiple-choice tests: English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science. The entire test is two hours and 55 minutes long. An optional 40-minute writing test may be required by some colleges. 
  • THE ACT ENGLISH TEST :This test measures your mastery of the elements of effective writing. You'll evaluate several essays and answer multiple choice questions about each. Questions focus on three areas: conventions of standard English (punctuation, usage, and sentence structure); production of writing (organization, cohesion); and knowledge of language (word choice, style, and tone).
  • THE ACT READING TEST: Here, you will read several prose passages that are representative of the level and kind of reading required in first-year college courses. Questions test your understanding of information that is both directly stated and implied. You'll be asked to evaluate the author's reasoning, central ideas and themes, and supplied evidence
  • The math test measures mathematical skills that students have typically acquired by the beginning of grade 12. You'll be asked to solve a wide range of math problems involving functions, geometry, statistics and probability, algebra, and modeling. You'll also be asked to solve problems that require you to use one or more math skills you learned prior to high school, such as averages, medians, and percentages.
  • The science test is designed to gauge your interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. You will review several sets of scientific information and then analyze experimental designs and scientific results, compare alternative viewpoints and hypotheses, and interpret data.

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The Act writing test
This optional test measures writing skills emphasized in entry-level college composition courses. You will be presented with three points of view on an issue. You'll be asked to evaluate each perspective, present your position on the issue, and explain how it relates to or differs from the other positions presented.

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How the ACT is scored
Your scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly. No points are deducted for questions left blank or answered incorrectly. Your composite ACT score is the average of the four required tests, rounded to the nearest whole number. If you take the Writing Test, your score will be included in a separate English Language Arts score, which is the average of your scores on the essay and the required English and reading tests.

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Things to know about the ACT
  • Cost $60 with no writing and $ 80 with writing
  • Score range 1-36
  • Average score 20.7

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How does the ACT/SAT affect your degree plan
There are many cons with the college entrance exams , they are just a waste of time and money. If you are unable to pass them you may always take them again but its an insane amount of money for a test that does not define your academic skills in any way 

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

What would be a better alternative for college entrance exams ?

Slide 8 - Open vraag

Slide 9 - Video

"low scores should never be a veto in a students life" What do you think?

Slide 10 - Open vraag

In groups of two talk about the cost of the ACT/SAT do you think it is a reasonable price?
You will have 5 Minutes

Slide 11 - Open vraag

Slide 12 - Video

Slide 13 - Link

Do you think college entrance exams really help at all?

Slide 14 - Poll