2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021
Earning a high score on the ACT comes with many benefits!!
To Graduate with Honors, students must score at or above all subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT. English = 18, Mathematics = 22, Reading = 22, Science = 23
To Graduate with Distinction, students must attain a B average (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and complete at least one of the following:
Attain a 31 or higher composite score on the ACT
Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two AP exams
Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit (college credit)
Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
Participate in one of the Governor's Schools
Participate in one of the state's All State musical organizations
Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
Ned McWherter Scholars Program
Another reason to do well on the ACT!!
To apply, you must
be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and
have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT or 1280 on the SAT (math and critical reading only)
The award is $6,000 per academic year, $3,000 from the State of Tennessee and $3,000 from the college or university attended. Awards are made in equal installments each term throughout the academic year.
The award may be renewed three times for a total of four years. The recipient must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and attend full-time to remain eligible.
Applications are available by clicking on this link http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/ned-mcwherter-scholars-program. Awards are very competitive and are based on limited funding. Renewal applicants are given first priority. TSAC must receive the completed application and required attachments by February 15.
The HOPE Scholarship provides up to $1,750 per semester your freshman & sophomore year, then $2,250 per semester your junior & senior year at 4-year or 2-year TN colleges with on-campus housing OR $1,500 per semester for 2-years at a 2-year institution (community college or tech school).
To qualify for the HOPE, students must have either a minimum of a 21 on the ACT OR a minimum 3.0 GPA.
East High students have access to many different resources for ACT Test Preparation!
Analyze Ed (Yercad)
Current Juniors have access to individualized ACT Prep through Analyze Ed. Individual logins are available from each student's STORM teacher. Students use their login at http://www.yercad.com/login.php to access their diagnostic test score & videos for skills review/instruction.
Free full-length ACT and subject tests
Testing & Education Reference Center
All Tennessee Residents have free access to this test preparation site through Testing & Education Reference Center! Create your own free account to take practice AP tests, SAT, ACT, civil service, and other tests. This link goes directly to the College Prep section of the site.
Testing & Education Reference Center contains 4 practice tests for each section of the ACT, as well as self-paced eCourses, which contain a pretest, review of skills, an/samo/#contentd posttest for each section of the ACT.
Please contact one of your librarians at email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance!
Mometrix ACT Practice Tests & Concept Videos - no account needed
ACT Science Graph-Reading Practice
You can also check out print ACT Prep Books from your Morristown East High Library!