Posted in Colleges, Getting to College


More and more kids are taking the ACT.  What is the ACT?  It is a test used by many colleges as a type of college entrance exam.  It is similar to the SAT, however, the difference is the SAT is mostly Math and English, whereas the ACT includes questions from Math, English, Science and Social Studies.  I was once told that AVID students typically do better on the ACT than the SAT.  In the last few years, students have been able to take both tests and choose which test results to give prospective colleges based on the scores they recieve.  All 8th graders at Sussman Middle School will be able to take a practice exam this November.  Downey United School District believes that the more students practice, tbe better their results will be.

Want to learn more?  Check out this article that I found a few months ago about students taking the ACT.