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Ideas for Progress: Range 28–32

ACT Explore/ACT Plan/The ACT Science

To enhance their skills in each science-related strand, students who score in the 28–32 score range may benefit from activities that encourage them to do the following:

Score Range 28–32
Interpretation of Data
  • examine two or more related sets of data and then combine those data in ways that are useful
Scientific Investigation
  • carry out scientific investigations in which the importance of accuracy and precision is stressed
  • consider how changing an experimental procedure will affect the results of their scientific investigations
  • design and carry out additional scientific inquiries to answer specific questions
Evaluation of Experiments, Models, and Assertions
  • formulate hypotheses, predictions, or conclusions by comparing and contrasting several different sets of data from different experiments
  • evaluate the merits of a conclusion based on the analysis of several sets of data
  • seek out new information that enhances or challenges their existing knowledge