The ACT is a required test for all North Carolina juniors. The test is given free of charge during March of the junior year. This college entrance exam is important in that a student’s score helps eligibility for entrance to specific colleges and universities. The test is comprised of four required sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science. A writing section is optional. Learn more about the ACT.
Surprisingly, most ACT content is taught explicitly between 4th and 8th grades and then reinforced at the high school level. A student’s score is largely determined by his or her success in late elementary and middle school. Elementary and middle school teachers can have a major impact on building students’ skills that will prepare them for success on the ACT.
Newton-Conover City Schools takes ACT preparation very seriously by providing two practice assessments to juniors. Juniors receive a detailed breakdown of their assessment scores – which provides keen insight on what they need to study to improve their chances of scoring higher. See what scores are required for North Carolina Universities.