Originally Posted by JogaBonito1502
edit: Real quick my 2 cents. Standardized testing is a load of bull. I know many talented people who perform at excellent levels in school, however they're incapable of high test scores. I consider myself one those. As a quick example: I have 103% in my Calc2 class, clearly destroying it, but I can't even get a perfect on ACT/SAT middle school level math. It's absurd.
Stardarized tests and the no child left behind act is a TOTAL waste of time. I have had a 4.0+ GPA since 7th grade and finished out my senior year of high school with like a 4.023 or something like that.
I got a 27 on my ACT. Now, that's really good, but I had people with B averages (3.0 GPAs) get 28s, 29s, and 30s. These tests do NOT predict how much you know or how educated or smart you are. There are too many variables. I am not a nervous test taker, but I'm not speedy, and that's my problem. There were so many problems that I didn't answer on the ACT that it was ridiculous. But at the same time, to get a score that high while leaving lots of blanks makes me feel good. At the end of the day, it's just a frickin' number, but it's total BS that colleges use that and the SAT to determine if you can get scholarships or even ACCEPTED.
Originally Posted by vampist
I'm glad you do, because I didn't even know there was a test called the ACT before you asked.
LMAO. That's funny. Here in the Midwest where I live (Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin) most students only take the ACT. It just depends on where you live. Just another stupid thing about standardized tests....there's not even a standard standardized test! LMAO!