What happens when you blow out on e section of a test

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  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    I checked my ACT scores this morning and most things went well until...........reading.

    English 31, 30 with writing
    math 33
    reading...22
    science 33


    Do USNA and most other schools superscore in taking the best of each subject?
    I scored a 27 last time

    I totally ran out of time while doing the reading section. Science was a pleasant surprise though (I never scored beyond a 30 on practice tests at home).
     
  2. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    navy2016, those are awesome scores. And since you are in the Navy thread, take heart, they only look at English and Math ACT scores! (USAFA, on the other hand looks at all of them, but they do superscore)

    My DS, now a plebe couldn't get any higher than a 24 on CR ACT, but had over 30s on both Math and Verbal. He rcvd his USNA appointment (had a presidential) in October and is now a Plebe. He didn't get direct admission to USAFA, but was offered a Falcon Foundation Scholarship, due to his low CR scores. (our family is seriously missing the CR testing gene)
     
  3. navy2016

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    That made me feel a lot better.

    I do plan on taking it again since I do not believe a 22 nor the 27 I received last time are accurate measures of my potential. I am a junior so I may take it again or 2 more times
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA takes your highest math and verbal scores from any test (SAT/ACT) and will "mix and match" between tests. Thus, if you have your highest verbal on an ACT taken in Sept. and highest math on an SAT taken in June, those two scores will count. That may not be true for other SAs or civilian schools. So, for USNA purposes, even if you blow a section of at standardized test that counts, it won't hurt you if you already have, or subsequently earn, a higher score.
     

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