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Advisory group notes capacity concerns at some schools Advisory group notes capacity concerns at some schools Wednesday, 19 September 2018 The Enrollment and Capacity Management Advisory Committee is resuming its work to analyze enrollment and building data, and... More detail
Behind every dish is a story: PCSH students tell their stories Behind every dish is a story: PCSH students tell their stories Tuesday, 11 September 2018   Sixty-four Park Center Senior High students share the stories behind their favorite foods in a new book The Cultural... More detail
Weaver Lake Elementary receives national magnet school certification Weaver Lake Elementary receives national magnet school certification Wednesday, 05 September 2018 Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math & Technology School has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet... More detail
State launches new education accountability system; resets baseline on key measures Thursday, 30 August 2018 The implementation of Minnesota’s new North Star Accountability System means that in 2018, the state hit the reset button... More detail

Why is this test given?

The ACT Explore is a pretest for the ACT college-entrance test. Its primary purpose is to provide information that will help high school students make high school course selections and post high school plans. The District and individual schools also use it as they review their programs and develop improvement plans.

The ACT Explore consists of several sections. The largest portion is an achievement test whose items are similar to those found on the ACT. This section gives students a picture of their academic skills. The assessment also includes an individual interest inventory, items about high school plans, questions concerning high school needs, and items concerning future career goals. As a package, this assessment provides students and parents with important information to support their planning decisions.

What is tested?

The achievement portion of the ACT Explore measures skills in English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning.

Who takes this test?

All students take the assessment in the fall of eighth grade.

How do I read the results?

National percentile rank tells you how a student's score would fit in with the full range of scores found in the nation. A national percentile rank of 70 means that the student's score is equal to or better than 70% of students in the nation. The average student in the United States ranks at the 50th percentile.

The results are reported as national percentile ranks and equalized scores from a low of 1 to a high of 25. An equalized score means that a student with a score of 19 is demonstrating the same skill level no matter which year or what test version the student took.

Learn more about the ACT Explore Assessment.