Every high school junior in North Carolina public schools is scheduled to take the ACT on Tuesday, marking the third year that the state has required schools to administer the college placement test.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools uses ACT scores to determine how well schools are preparing students for college. Last year, the district found that English, reading and science scores rose, while math scores fell. Overall scores improved at more than half of the CMS high schools.
Taking the test, which is offered for free, also helps encourage more students to apply to college and can give them a leg-up in scholarship applications, said Sheena Miracle, the CMS director of advanced studies.
How well would you score? Try out a few sample math questions below.