Bildungsroman wrote:HeavenWood wrote:Bildungsroman wrote:sundance95 wrote:Are you quoting ACT splits? Man when I was in HS the ACT was the red headed step child of the standardized tests...
Hey man, as someone who went to high school in the western US I can tell you that the ACT is very much alive and well and being foisted upon students.
I went to HS in suburban Philly, and the ACT was quite hip for being a "more holistic" measure of aptitude. Close to 1/3 of my classmates elected to take it. I took both tests, but scored in the exact same percentiles on each.
Everyone at my high school had to take the ACT their junior year. I think it's be a statewide requirement (CO).
I think theres a huge difference between how the ACT and SAT are viewed in different parts of the nation... Here (East Coast/ South) it seems as if you only go take the ACT if you aren't satisfied with ur SAT score and think u have a better shot with another test.