What do your child’s test scores really mean?. College & Career Readiness.
What do your child’s test scores really mean?
College & Career Readiness
ACT defines college and career readiness as… having the knowledge and skills needed to enroll and succeed in credit-bearing, first-year courses at a postsecondary institution (such as a two- or four-year college, trade school, or technical school) without the need for remediation.
The ACT uses National Ranks
National Ranks show the percent of students who took the test and scored at, below, or above each of your scores.
You can use the ranks to get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses in the four general subject areas.
A high rank in a content area may suggest a good chance of success in related college majors and careers.
A low rank may indicate that you need to develop your skills more by taking additional coursework in that area.
*Success is defined by ACT as a 50% or higher probability of earning a B or higher in the corresponding college course or courses.
What is the AVERAGE ACT score for…
U of I (UC) 26-31
Notre Dame 31-34
Augustana ACT score submission is recommended, not required
12 Career Clusters
The ACT Interest Inventory provides a focus to career exploration, not by singling out the one "right" occupation, but rather by pointing to world-of-work regions individuals may wish to explore. Through exploration, people may find occupations they might otherwise have missed.
What do we have in place to help?
ACT review sessions with Core Areas
Pre and Post Departmental Tests
Using ACT testing series each year
Practice ACT test
ACT Interest Inventories
Freshmen Career Fair provided by LACC
LACC enrollment opportunities
What can you do to help?
Talk to your child about his/her scores and Inventory results.
Encourage your child to take challenging courses.
Use the ACT website and other resources to explore the resources available with career searches.
Remind your child that a test is a snap shot in time. It does not encompass all of his/her skills and abilities.
Talk to your child about future ambitions.