Juniors take ACT


Reese Nowicki

Juniors and sophomores took the ACT and the Pre-ACT on March 8. Any other students that were not taking those tests had a virtual day at home.

Reese Nowicki, Reporter

 Every year, the junior class takes the ACT to show their comprehension level of a variety of subjects including math, reading, writing, science and English. The ACT took place on March 8. At this point in time it is said that the class of 2023’s college applications will again be test optional, meaning they only have to submit their act score if they wish to.  

“It was testing everything we knew. It’s all the random things that we need to know. I think it was alright. It was just like five different parts of the test,” junior Ethan Brunke said.

For the juniors, the test was on their Chromebooks, which is new this year. The test can be hard for some people to concentrate since they sit in classrooms for four hours. Yet, these tests were set to have a time limit, even for the Pre-ACT.

On the English test I got 70 out of 75. For the reading and math tests I got through most of them and science I finished all 40,” junior Laurel Miller said.

Some of the tests felt easy for some students, yet other students felt as though those tests were challenging, so the students can get extra help from their teachers and advisers.

“All my teachers help me prepare along with all my recent classes that we have been given this year. There definitely was a lot more of the frequent information that we saw, especially the Algebra 2, but also the Pre-ACT helped me out a lot by knowing what to expect,” Brunke said. 

People have their strengths and weaknesses academically, and those play a role in the difficulty levels for each individual.

Math and science were tied for me with being hard because I am not a math person and it’s really hard. I had no idea what half of the questions were asking,” sophomore Jude Kujawa said.

For Brunke science was the hardest. 

“ We were not given much time and there was a lot of reading and interpretation and also some added  math, so you would want to stay vigilant for that,”Brunke said

Students can prepare themselves for the ACT by taking the Pre-ACT.

“I did the ACT Prep with school counselor Matt Willett,” Miller said.

Students will receive their scores five to eight weeks from the day the students took the ACT. 

For the ACT I felt really good after finishing the test. Although, I was stressed out in the math and writing section because of how much time we had, but for the other tests I was very relaxed,” Miller said.