Natchitoches Central High School Juniors will take the ACT Test Tuesday March 9 at the school. Some Seniors that never tested because of last years early release of school will test. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the test will be administered according to ACT Testing Guidelines. On this day the remainder of the school, grades 9, 10 and 12 will be full virtual. All Virtual Juniors are required to come to the school and take the test.

The ACT is used by many colleges to determine admission. The ACT is important to colleges. The ACT score shows that students are academically prepared for college.

These are some test taking tips:
Answer easy questions first.
Answer the questions you’re sure you know the correct answer to first.
If you’re faced with a challenging question for which you don’t know the correct answer, just make an educated guess. Try to eliminate as many incorrect answer choices as you can and then select the answer that makes the most sense. There is no point deduction for wrong answers – so any answer is always better than no answer at all.

Budget your time.
Do not spend too much time on any one question since there is a time limit for completing the test. It is best to limit yourself to 1 to 2 minutes for the harder questions and no more than 10 to 20 seconds on the easier questions.

Read each question carefully.
Never assume you know what a question is asking until you’ve read it in it’s entirety.

Don’t change your answers.
Don’t change your answers unless you’re sure you made a mistake. More often than not your first answer will be the correct answer.

Students should get plenty of sleep the night before the test. Wear comfortable clothing and eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test. When getting started, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. Keep a positive attitude. Listen carefully to instructions and ask questions if you hear something you don’t understand. Focus your attention entirely on your work.

The NCHS faculty and administration has devoted many hours preparing students for this day. We hope every test taker does well.

Bill Gordy