7 Best Practices for In-House ACT Preparation

For the first time ever, more students are taking the ACT test than the SAT exam for admissions and scholarship consideration. Accordingly, implementing ACT preparation within the limits of the classroom has never been more important. Drawing from his experience of helping hundreds of schools provide ACT prep to their students, Craig Gehring, ACT® Mastery’s […]


Tips to Get Ready for Test Day

The way you prepare for your upcoming test date can make all the difference. Here are a few essentials to keep in mind: Sleep is key for a higher ACT score. Many students feel like they are in pain by the time they get to the last test section. They are completely exhausted! This can happen to […]


ACT Practice Tests and Data Analysis

ACT® Mastery offers practice ACT tests to your school to help you diagnose exactly what skills your students are deficient in and what most needs to be worked on. These proprietary practice tests provide in-depth, extremely granular information on skill deficiencies at the student, class, school, and district level. Use this information to guide lesson […]


ACT Math Practice Question: Algebra & Inequalities

Eloise is a car salesperson who makes a minimum base pay of $2,500 per month or 8% commission on her monthly sales, whichever is more. If x = Eloise’s monthly sales, which expression most accurately describes x when she makes more than her minimum base pay in a month? A. x > 31250 B. x […]


Lafayette, LA ACT Testing Locations

Scroll down for specific address and contact information at each testing location. Want to know how your child will do on the ACT? Click here to gain access to our FREE parent resource center, including a free ACT practice test, a free parent’s guide to the ACT, and more.   Lafayette ACT Testing Locations Click the address […]


Baton Rouge ACT Testing Dates and Locations

Scroll down for specific address and contact information at each testing location. Want to know how your child will do on the ACT? Click here to gain access to our free parent resource center, including a free ACT practice test, a free parent’s guide to the ACT, and more. Baton Rouge ACT Testing Locations Click the address of […]


ACT Reading Passages: The Most Important Question

Who, what, when, where, why, and how. What’s the most important question on the ACT Reading test? While you’re reading an ACT reading passage, you need to make a mental index of what you read. When you look in the back of a non-fiction book, you’ll find an index that alphabetically lists the content of […]


Warning: 5th Grade Math Can Kill Your ACT Score

A warning to anyone who is having some trouble with the math section of the SAT or ACT (or with high school math in general): Chances are, your difficulties started far earlier than algebra II or geometry. Students often have difficulties with these advanced subjects when they also have trouble doing the basic operations of math, such as multiplication […]


ACT Math Practice Question: Functions

If f(x) = 5×2 – 3x – 2, then f(-4) = ? A. -70 B. -4 C. 70 D. 80 E. 90     Scroll down for solution.                   If f(x) = 5×2 – 3x – 2, then f(-4) = ? A. -70 B. -4 C. 70 D. 80 E. 90 The […]


Skipping to the Questions on the ACT Reading Test

You may have heard an ACT reading test tactic that suggests reading the questions first, instead of reading the passages. Here are three words of advice: Don’t do it! Look at any ACT reading test and take note of how many questions make sense without the context of the passage they refer to.  In almost all of the […]