All Dixie High School juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT in March here at Dixie High School. Below are some links to prepare
ACT Prep resources
ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
Utah Log-in for Students
1. Visit http://www.shmoop.com/utah/
2. Find Your High School
3. Click “Let’s Go”
4. Answer Yes – if you have ever created a Shmoop
account for yourself
5. Answer “NO” if you have never signed into Shmoop
6. Enter Magic Word: BEEHIVE
Dixie State University
If you order and pay for a Test Information Release (TIR) during the registration process and test at a national test center on a national test date that offers this service, you will receive a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, a list of your answers, and the answer key. (If you took the writing test, you will also receive a copy of the writing prompt, the scoring rubric, and the scores assigned to your essay by two readers.) Information about ordering a photocopy of your answer document (including your essay if you took the writing test) for an additional fee will be included with your materials.
You must meet all of the following requirements:
- Currently enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
- Either a United States citizen or testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico.
- Meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form.
- Enrolled in a federal free or reduced-price lunch program at school
- Enrolled in a program for the economically disadvantaged (GEAR UP, Upward Bound)
- Reside in a foster home, is a ward of the state, or is homeless
- Family receives low-income public assistance or lives in federal subsidized housing.
- Family's total annual income is at or below the USDA levels for free and reduced-price lunches listed here.
ACT vs. SAT
Most schools accept scores from either, but you may be better suited to one than the other. For instance, students who excel in math and science may prefer the ACT, which has more math (including Trigonometry) than the SAT, and a section on science reading that the SAT lacks. If you have an impressive vocabulary, the SAT may be a better choice. The ACT stresses grammar more than specific words. The ACT may be better for students who consistently work hard at school because it reflects the high school curriculum and relies less on reasoning. There is good evidence that teens that test well on the SAT also usually do well on the ACT, but not vice versa. Do a test run online and gauge the scores and comfort level, then decide.