The American College Testing (ACT) is a tool that collects and reports data on students’ academic readiness for college. The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school and has five components including English, math, reading, science, and an optional writing test. These aspects make this test distinctly different from the SAT which is an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities and only has three components which are critical reading, math, and a required writing test.
The South Carolina Department of Education has selected the ACT as the tool that every high school in our state will use to assess the college readiness of all students in grade eleven beginning spring 2015. As a result, our students will be able to take advantage of this college admissions requirement free of charge.
Broome will be using the ACT Aspire, which is a series of diagnostic tests, to prepare our students for the rigor of the ACT. The Aspire will be administered in October and January, with each student’s report being utilized by their teachers in order to meet their individual needs. We are excited about this opportunity for our students, and I would like to thank you all for your continued support of BHS.