Sat/Act Superscore

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  1. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

    Iwanttobeanofficer2019 Member

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    I asked my admissions counselor on the phone about if the ACT is comprised of only the reading section and math section. Is this true? I can't find it anywhere on the web unless they just changed the rules this year? I talked to him over the phone, so I feel that there might have been misinterpretation in the conversation. I kept saying this isn't English, this is reading. He said it was reading so I took his word for it. Please tell me it's not the English section and that it's the reading section like he told me... Math and reading section for both act and sat?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. USNAco2019hopeful

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    For the SAT its just Math and Critical Reading
     
  3. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

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    So no reading for the act even though that's what the admissions guy explicitly told me?
     
  4. USNAco2019hopeful

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    I have no idea about the ACT, I was just confirming things about the SAT
     
  5. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

    Iwanttobeanofficer2019 Member

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    Ok but do you think that what he told me is true even though there is no evidence on the internet?
     
  6. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

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    He was a naval academy grad so I trust he knows what he's doing.
     
  7. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

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    I have a 1220 if the reading section fails. If it is true then I have a 1310.
     
  8. ca2midwestmom

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    It is English and Math for the ACT.
     
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  9. Kansaskid1

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    For ACT they look at highest English and highest Math.
     
  10. MammaMia

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    Under Official Test Scores, DS's CIS page had columns for Test Date, Category (SAT or ACT), Math Score and Verbal Score. The Verbal Score column for the ACT corresponded to his English, not Reading, scores on the ACT.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. falconchic88

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    +1 to MammaMia, USNA looks at the ENGLISH and MATH scores only for the ACT, NOT the Reading. Thank goodness or my now Ensign may not have gotten in if they looked at his reading score.
     
  12. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

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    So now I have a 580 reading sat score and 640-680 math score from the act which is a combined total of 1220-1260.
     
  13. falconchic88

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    If you don't mind my asking, What was your ACT English? I ask because my kids all scored under 600 on the SAT Critical reading, but all scored over 30 on the ACT English section.
     
  14. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

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    Curiosity, does USNA not post somewhere the mins for appointments regarding CR SAT and E ACT?
     
  16. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I made a 29 on the reading so that was a bummer... Anyway, I march onward to an officer rank no matter the means of getting there.
     
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  18. CAmidparent

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    I am truly not trying to "stir the pot" here, but I think many studies have shown that the standardized test scores (especially if they have been taken multiple times with similar results) are a good indicator of academic success at a certain level. It is the only way to get a "level playing field" for students all over the US. GPA's and class rank can be so misleading. One parent on an earlier post stated that her child did not do well on standardized tests because he "did not do well under pressure" and therefore did not score up to his potential on these tests... Hmm..think about that statement... Would you want your son/daughter fighting in battle under someone who "does not do well under pressure"?!?! I for one would not!!!
    I am really not trying to offend anyone here, just made me think....
     
  19. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    @CAmid, I do agree with you. Standardized testing does level the playing field and pressure comes with the territory. That being said, those candidates whose parents have the means to pay for SAT/ACT prep courses and can afford to pay for multiple test fees can be at an advantage (my DS took the SAT four times ultimately raising his CR/M super-score by over 110 points). The addition of Khan academy and other "free" tutorials is a big step towards genuine equal access.

    My point in posting the NY Times article was only to point out that there may be political /PR reasons that USNA no longer uses "minimum" SAT/ACT scores in any official correspondence or postings.
     
  20. Iwanttobeanofficer2019

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    What were their overall credentials?
     

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