The Tennessee Department of Education announced free ACT rehearsals for high school students this fall.
The reruns will take place in three windows from Tuesday to Thursday this fall: October 5-7, October 19-21, and November 2-4.
“Last year, over 89% of Tennessee seniors participated in the ACT senior recovery. ACT data shows that when a student tests more than once, their composite ACT score increases by about 1 point, ”said Catherine Hoffman, vice president of state and vice president of ACT. federal programs, in a statement released last week.
In June, the department partnered with the University of Tennessee at Martin to offer free ACT workshops and resources to students, funded by federal coronavirus relief money.
Student classes include the ACT Success Tactics workshop and ACT Mastery classes, while teachers have access to a workshop that focuses on including testing strategies in the curriculum. The program has been running all summer and will continue through the fall with classes for students and teachers through Zoom.
“While the fall ACT retake has always been available to our seniors, this year’s retake opportunities provide our seniors with an additional chance to potentially increase their scores and demonstrate their readiness for college and career, ”Commissioner Penny Schwinn said in the press release. “Research from ACT Inc. shows that by participating in these opportunities, students are more likely to increase their ACT scores, and we want all of our students to achieve their highest potential. I encourage our districts, schools and families to help us ensure that all high school students in Tennessee can take advantage of this opportunity. “
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities have waived standardized test scores, such as ACT and SAT, as admission requirements. College officials in the Chattanooga area told The Times Free Press in May that other placement tests or information such as grade point averages can be used for admissions, especially for mature students.
– Compiled by Anika Chaturvedi