Thursday, May 23 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:36:01 GMT
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment. However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor thatMore >>
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment.
However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor that will help doctors go from hours to minutes in identifying super bacteria like MRSA, a type of staph bacteria that can cause deadly skin infections.More >>
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The Alabama Accountability Act has been controversial from its first introduction into the Alabama Legislature by the Alabama republican party through its passage into law along with its subsequent amendments.More >>
The Alabama Accountability Act has been controversial from its first introduction into the Alabama Legislature by the Alabama republican party through its passage into law along with its subsequent amendments. Now, the Justice Department has questions about how HB 84 came to pass.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 06:14:07 GMT
As reports emerge from Moore, Oklahoma, that nation has learned that schools caught the full impact of Monday's EF-5 tornado.Alabamians have also seen their share of devastation. Eight students died atMore >>
Tuesday, reporter Karen Church investigated how Alabama's newest schools, like Concord Elementary, are being designed to save lives. More >>
Should students go home or stay inside school buildings when the weather becomes dangerous?More >>
What is the ACT and why should I take it?
The ACT is designed to assess what high school students have learned in school. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The optional Writing Test measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
ACT results are accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and universities.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete with breaks. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (or approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes if you take the Writing Test).
In the U.S., the ACT is administered on five national test dates, in October, December, February, April, and June. In selected states, the ACT is also offered in late September.
The 2004–2005 basic registration fees, which include score reports for up to four college choices, are:
ACT Assessment—$28.00 (outside the U.S., $45.00)
ACT Assessment Plus Writing—$42.00 (not available outside the U.S. for 2004–2005)
Why should I take the ACT? There are at least four good reasons to take the ACT:
1. The ACT Assessment tests are universally accepted for college admission. The ACT Assessment is now accepted by virtually all colleges and universities in the U.S., including all of the Ivy League schools.
2. The ACT Assessment multiple-choice tests are curriculum based. The ACT Assessment is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with the traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
3. The ACT Assessment is more than a test. In addition to the tests, the ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a student profile section that provides a comprehensive profile of your work in high school and your future plans.
4. The ACT Assessment is a good value. As a private, not-for-profit organization governed by educators, ACT is committed to providing services at the lowest possible cost. Accordingly, the ACT Assessment provides a comprehensive package of educational assessment and career planning services for college-bound students at a modest fee that is lower than the fee for the competing admission test.