Using Your EXPLORE ® Results Student Guide to EXPLORE. 3 9/2010. What Your Score Report Tells You
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Next to your scores, you'll find the percent of students scoring at or below your score. This shows you how your scores compare to those of students across the country who took EXPLORE.
Your EXPLORE results give you an early clue as to whether you will be ready for college-level work if you keep doing the same things in school.
ACT has also developed College Readiness Benchmark Scores. If you meet these benchmark scores, you are on your way to having the skills you will need by the time you finish high school.
The checkmarks show whether you scored above, at, or below the benchmark scores.
Students who score at or above the College Readiness Benchmark Scores for EXPLORE in English, math, and science will probably do well in these subjects in high school and college if they keep up with their coursework.
Students scoring at or above the reading benchmark are on their way to having the reading skills they will need in all of their high school and college courses.
When you took EXPLORE, you were asked whether or not you needed help in seven different areas. Areas checked on your report are the areas you said you needed help with.
Do you see a need for help in areas where your test scores are weakest? How did your scores compare to those of other students? Be sure to talk about this with your parents, teachers, or school counselor.
This is the best way to make sure you get the help you need in high school.
When you took EXPLORE, you answered questions about your educational and career plans.
This information can help you learn more about careers, clarify your goals, and begin to plan your future—including your high school courses and, perhaps, a college education.
Compare Your Courses to "Core" College Prep Courses
When you took EXPLORE, you were asked about the courses you plan to take in high school. This section of your Score Report compares your plans to our recommendations for "core" college prep courses.
In this example, the student should take at least one more year of math, one more year of social studies, and one more year of science.
See your counselor if your high school course plans fall short of our "core" college prep course recommendations.
The back of your Score Report describes the skills and knowledge you already probably have.
You'll also see some ideas for improving even more in the different subject areas. The suggestions are based on your scores and can help you do better.
You will definitely want to discuss these ideas with your counselors, teachers, and parents so that you can work together to get the most from your courses and be "college ready."