Once you take a full length assessment, our properietary algorithm identifies the top three areas for each of the four sub-tests. The algorithm is based on Lean Six Sigma Principles. A typical ACT® prep book has over 1000 questions, so knowing which concepts will help you improve your score will minimize your efforts and maximize your score. Our approach identifies the ~300 questions you need to practice to gain mastery of the concepts.
Each content section and composite score range from 1 to 36.
If scores are at or above the benchmark scores, you will likely be ready for first-year college courses.
Your test scores are only estimate, not precise measures, of your educational development.
Projected scores are based on the assumption that you can get five additional questions correct on each sub test.
Admission standards differ from college to college. ACT composite scores for "selective" colleges are in the range of 21 to 26. Some students may have scores outside the range.
Your ranks tell you the approximate percentage of recent high school graduates in the US who took the ACT and received scores that are the same as or lower than yours. A rank of 60, for example, means that 60% of students received scores that are the same as or lower than your score.
Top Three Focus Areas
Your top three focus areas are derived from the Pareto charts (see below). The top three areas offer the most opportunity for you to improve your score.
While other ACT® prep programs and tutors focus on strategies and rote practice to improve score, we identify the skill deficiencies to personalize content. You will be more confident in your ability to answer question on the test once you gain sufficient proficiency in these concepts.
Pareto chart provides information on the content areas that offer the greatest opportunity for growth. To improve your ACT score, you will need to improve your proficiency in the topics you had the most errors.
E1 - Grammar
E2 - Verbs
E3 - Basic Sentence Structure
E4 - Advanced Sentence Structure
E5 - Punctuation
E6 - Approach and Intentions
E7 - Effective sentence
E8 - Writing to the Point
E9 - Organization
To reduce 80% of your errors in the English test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: E6, E5, E7, E4, E3,
M1 - Pre-Algebra
M2 - Basic Algebra
M3 - Advanced Algebra
M4 - Geometry - Shapes and Figures
M5 - Geometry - Coordinates, Lines and Figures
M6 - Probability and Statistics
M7 - Trigonometry
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Math test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: M2, M4, M5, M3,
R1 - Humanities - Implied Idea
R2 - Humanities - Explicit Idea
R3 - Humanities - Extensions
R4 - Natural Sciences - Implied Idea
R5 - Natural Sciences - Explicit Idea
R6 - Natural Sciences - Extensions
R7 - Literary Narrative (Prose Fiction) - Implied Idea
R8 - Literary Narrative (Prose Fiction) - Explicit Idea
R9 - Literary Narrative (Prose Fiction) - Extensions
R10 - Social Studies - Implied Idea
R11 - Social Studies - Explicit Idea
R12 - Social Studies - Extensions
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Reading test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: R10, R11, R5, R7, R6, R8,
S1 - Conflicting Ideas - Analysis
S2 - Conflicting Ideas - Application
S3 - Conflicting Ideas - Comprehension
S4 - Data Representation - Analysis
S5 - Data Representation - Application
S6 - Data Representation - Comprehension
S7 - Research Summary - Analysis
S8 - Research Summary - Application
S9 - Research Summary - Comprehension
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Science test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: S5, S9, S8, S1, S6,
How to read the Pareto chart?
- The horizontal axis lists content areas that make up each of the four tests e.g., Punctuation in English
- The vertical axis notes the percentage of total error contributed by each content area. The tallest bar is listed first (from left) and this denotes the content area where you had the most mistakes.
- To maximize your ACT score, start with the left most content area and improve your proficiency. Then move to the next content area and so on.