8 th Grade Students North Ridge Middle School. Why Take Explore?. Why Take EXPLORE?. Taking the EXPLORE test in 8th grade tells you things you need to know: *Plan your high school courses *Prepare for the ACT *Help choose a career direction. Plan for High School Classes.
*Plan your high school courses
*Prepare for the ACT
*Help choose a career direction
ACT stands for American College Testing
*This is a test or assessment given to students who plan to attend college. It is used to assess your aptitude in English, Math, Reading, and Science.
*It is an important test that colleges use to help them make admissions and scholarship decisions.
English – 40 questions
Math – 30 questions
Reading – 30 questions
Science – 28 questions
You will have 30 minutes to complete
Part of the Explore Test is completing an Interest Inventory. Be Honest – It will help match up potential career choices to your interests!
How many of you are interested in college or trade school?
The Explore Test measures what you know today and not all the things that you will learn in high school.
Remember….The Explore Test is a tool to help you plan for high school and beyond!
There is no penalty for guessing on Explore.
Rule out every wrong answer you can then pick the best answer from those left.
December – Tour the BCTAL (Birdville Center for Technology and Advanced Learning)
December – Receive Explore results
January – High School Counselors to visit NRMS to register for Freshman Classes
North Ridge Middle School Website – Click on Counselor’s Corner then Mrs. Miller