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ACT prepares to test sophomores


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By TONY LUDWIG

The Mirror reporter

This spring, the challenging preparation test known as the “ACT Aspire” will be given to sophomores. The general hope is that it will provide sophomores with adequate preparation for the actual ACT, which they will take next spring.

Theoretically, the test are roughly the same, with the difference being the weight they carry. While the ACT is potentially the difference between being accepted and rejected to a desired college, the Aspire is merely a warmup and was created solely for preparation purposes.

The test will be administered April 18 and 19. It will last nearly all day.

Alida Richards and Aidan Boetcher are sophomores at SPASH who will be taking the test.

“The test seems like it’ll really help us prepare for the ACT,” said Richards. “It’ll be fun to see how well I am projected to do.”

“We haven’t really been told a whole lot about the test as of yet,” said Boetcher. Regardless, I hope that my score will reflect that of what I wish to achieve on the actual ACT.”

Prior to the test, students will be taught proper ways to prepare, along with helpful test-taking strategies.

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7 Comments

7 Responses to “ACT prepares to test sophomores”

  1. Dylan Trigg on April 2nd, 2018 12:36 PM

    This could have been better if you would have gone into more depth.

  2. Manuel Lupercio on April 2nd, 2018 12:37 PM

    Great article. Nice and easy to read and informative. Really like that you had interviews as it adds a great perspective to the writing

  3. Kacey Koch on April 2nd, 2018 12:38 PM

    Good quotes! Would’ve liked some more info about the actual test and what time it is held.

  4. Hannah Siegel on April 2nd, 2018 12:40 PM

    What will other student be doing on this day, is it like the ACT where only juniors attend school? Overall this was a good article, it had good information on the ACT Aspire and I liked how you compared it too the ACT.

  5. Alyssa Schroeckenthaler on April 2nd, 2018 12:45 PM

    Nice article. It was informative and to the point, but it seemed more like a news piece than a feature piece to me. Maybe some more information about the actual test would’ve helped.

  6. Hannah Gibbons on April 2nd, 2018 12:46 PM

    I thought the article was a good length, considering the little information given to you. You could have added some quotes from juniors and seniors as well asking them if they thought the ACT Aspire personally helped them with their real ACT.

  7. Kara on April 4th, 2018 10:47 AM

    I liked how you added the dates of when the sophomores will be taking the ACT Aspire. Also, great quotes from current sophomores and adding what the ACT Aspire is for and why just sophomores take it.

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