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Ideas for Progress: Range 20–23

ACT Explore/ACT Plan/The ACT Science

To enhance their skills in each science-related strand, students who score in the 20–23 score range may benefit from activities that encourage them to do the following:

Score Range 20–23
Interpretation of Data
  • examine line graphs to determine if they show a direct or inverse relationship between variables
  • become familiar with scatterplots
  • determine a simple mathematical relationship between two variables
  • integrate scientific information from popular sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, the Internet) with that found in textbooks
Scientific Investigation
  • perform several repetitions of an experiment to determine the reliability of results
Evaluation of Experiments, Models, and Assertions
  • evaluate whether the data produced by an experiment adequately support a given conclusion
  • compare and contrast two different models about a scientific phenomenon