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Yes they did.  I have very mixed feelings.  Great score, but how can a homeschool mom be FLOORED which subjects got the highest scores and which got the lowest scores??????

Well, IMO the tests don't really test that well on certain subjects.  The science section? bah.  Not much actual science knowledge required, more like figuring out how they want a question answered.  

 

We just got dd's back.  It was a last ditch effort to bring her score up a point, and she was NOT feeling it when she took the test, so we weren't surprised to see that she did NOT bring her score up..lol.  

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Well, IMO the tests don't really test that well on certain subjects.  The science section? bah.  Not much actual science knowledge required, more like figuring out how they want a question answered.  

 

 

 

Dd had taken the ACT once before.  She said understanding the way the science section works made a HUGE difference this time.  As you said, it's not so much about science as about reading graphs and whatnot.

 

She said she thought the math section was harder this time.  A couple of her friends made the same comment about math.

 

(Obnoxiously braggy moment ahead, so stop here if you want:  She also got over doing the English section the way SHE wanted it done, and did it the way she thought they wanted it ... and got a 36 there!  Woot!)

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Dd had taken the ACT once before.  She said understanding the way the science section works made a HUGE difference this time.  As you said, it's not so much about science as about reading graphs and whatnot.

 

She said she thought the math section was harder this time.  A couple of her friends made the same comment about math.

 

(Obnoxiously braggy moment ahead, so stop here if you want:  She also got over doing the English section the way SHE wanted it done, and did it the way she thought they wanted it ... and got a 36 there!  Woot!)

I think figuring out the mindset behind the questions is the biggest hurdle to a good score.  Congrats to your dd!

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