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Good Pre-ACT Score?

Hey guys! I just took the Pre-ACT, and I'm wondering what's considered a good score? What should I aim to improve and how does it compare to the actual ACT test?

7 months ago

Hello! A good Pre-ACT score typically falls within the range of 20-30 out of a possible 36 points. However, the "good" score varies depending on your goals and the colleges you're interested in applying to.

To evaluate how well you did, consider comparing your score to the average ACT scores at the colleges on your list. You can find this information on college websites or through tools like CollegeVine's College Search tool.

The Pre-ACT is designed to give you an early indication of your potential performance on the actual ACT and help you identify areas that you need to improve. It's important to remember that the Pre-ACT is slightly less challenging than the full ACT, but it's a great starting point to gauge your skills. To improve your score, focus on the subjects where you scored lower and consider practicing with official ACT materials and attending test prep courses.

Keep in mind that your score on the Pre-ACT is not directly comparable to the ACT because of differences in test content, structure, and length. However, the Pre-ACT can be a helpful guide to give you an idea of your strengths and weaknesses.

Use this information to determine the best study strategies and test prep resources for you. Good luck, and remember that continuous practice and focusing on improvement will help you achieve the score you desire on the actual ACT!

7 months ago

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