ACT Chalk Talk #28

It’s easy to think that a student with a high GPA will score highly on the ACT and, therefore, not require as much test prep as a student with a low GPA. In all actuality, high GPA’s do not always correlate to high ACT scores and vice-versa.

There is a fundamental misalignment of what students are being judged for in class vs. what they are being judged for on standardized tests. Gaps between standardized test scores and GPA are caused by many different factors—some of which include:

  • Passive vs. active learning
  • Test anxiety
  • Varying reading levels
  • Over confidence causing a lack of preparation

Check out this video to learn more. Feel free to share with your team!



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Written by: Craig Gehring, Founder and CEO of MasteryPrep


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