StudyPoint is a national leader in one-to-one, in-home test prep and academic tutoring. The test-taking techniques and strategies taught in our SAT tutoring and ACT tutoring programs enable students to earn higher test scores and gain admissions to competitive colleges and universities. Our expert subject tutors and personalized lesson plans help students earn better grades and become happier, more confident students. Whether you're looking for a math tutor, or any other type of academic tutoring, StudyPoint can help. To learn about tutoring programs in your area, feel free to contact us for more information.
As the parent of a high school student, you're likely familiar with the ACT. However, you may be less familiar with the history of this test and how it has come to play such a prominent role in the college admissions process.
Prior to 1959, the SAT was the only national, standardized college entrance test. As more and more students began to consider and pursue higher education options, and as more and more universities sought to increase their enrollment numbers, the need for another standardized college entrance exam emerged. The American College Testing Program (now known simply as the A-C-T) was created in 1959 to address that need. Since its inception, the ACT has expanded its programs and services, offering assessment and training services that extend beyond the college entrance process.
Starting with the February 2005 test date, the ACT added an optional Writing section to its standard format. The College Board's decision to include an essay portion on the SAT likely prompted this change.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 59% of the 2016 high school graduating class took the ACT. Additionally, several states, including Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan, administer the ACT to high school juniors as part of their required state tests. All four-year colleges and universities in the US now accept ACT scores, making the ACT an appealing option for students who struggle with tests like the SAT.
StudyPoint offers private, in-home SAT, PSAT, ACT & SSAT tutoring. Our staff also includes expert math, science, foreign language, and writing tutors.
Our newsletter is designed to offer you grade- and season- specific information that will help you navigate and stay on top of the college admissions process. We need high school graduation year to provide you with timely, relevant information. You can unsubscribe at any time.
If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs or are ready to enroll your child in tutoring, please contact us. Our Enrollment Consultants are experts in their fields and would be happy to help with recommendations for tutoring programs, courses of study, standardized tests, and admissions support.
Thank you for your interest in our programs!
You can expect one of our Enrollment Directors to be in touch
within one business day.
If you have an urgent
tutoring need, you can
reach out to a member of our staff directly at 1-87STUDYPOINT (1-877-883-9764).
We are certain we can be a resource for you and your family this school year, and we look forward to speaking with
—The StudyPoint Staff
privacy seriously. None of this information will ever be shared or sold.