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ACT Essay Scores Inexplicably Low, Says Washington Post

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Replies to: ACT Essay Scores Inexplicably Low, Says Washington Post

  • maya1111maya1111 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    My child got a 35, but her essay was 'inexplicably low'. We are aiming for the top Ivies. We do not want her to retake the ACT because we feel that the 35 is good. Will the writing score hinder her? Is this ACT score sufficient or should she also take the SAT?
  • shoot4moonshoot4moon Registered User Posts: 1,118 Senior Member
    As someone who gives educational tests for a living, I am horrified by the lack of validity on the ACT. Look at this board, and compare the score variability for the ACT to the SAT. How in the world can a subtest routinely vary six points and be considered valid?
  • AshleyMisAwesomeAshleyMisAwesome Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    Agreed. They are harder to impress than the actual AP Test folks.
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