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Ideas for Progress: Range 16–19

ACT Explore/ACT Plan/The ACT Science

To enhance their skills in each science-related strand, students who score in the 16–19 score range may benefit from activities that encourage them to do the following:

Score Range 16–19
Interpretation of Data
  • display data gathered in laboratory exercises in a variety of formats (e.g., line graphs, pie charts, bar graphs)
Scientific Investigation
  • perform experiments that require more than one step
  • conduct a simple experiment that makes use of a control group
Evaluation of Experiments, Models, and Assertions
  • read descriptions of actual experiments (e.g., completed science fair research, simple experiments from science education journals) and discuss whether the conclusions that were made support or contradict the hypotheses
  • formulate hypotheses, predictions, or conclusions based on the results of an experiment