Opinion / Editorial
Students gain membership into SAT 1500+ club and ACT 21+ club
February 8, 2013Douglass High School
Seniors Amber Hughes, Tiana Duggan, Trent Francis and Ibrahim Carson have proven their high level of intelligence by scoring a 1500 or above on the SAT and/or a 21 or above on the ACT. As a result, they have joined the ranks of the hundreds of Astros who have preceded them in membership in the 1500/21 Plus Club.
“In order to be prepared for the SAT’s, I had a tutor to assist me in learning how to successfully navigate the exam. Throughout the year, I studied vigorously. Although I scored a 1590, I feel as though I could have done even better. I am a straight “A” student, and I always strive for perfection,” said Carson.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Testing (ACT), was particularly formulated to tell admissions staffs how well equipped students are for college-level academics. The scores allow colleges to compare your college readiness with other students' in a standardized way. Senior Amber Hughes scored both a 21 or above on the ACT and a 1500 or above on the SAT.
“I took SAT classes over the summer but did not prepare as much for the ACT; however, I am pleased with both of my scores on the exams and hope that they will grant me admission into the college of my choice," Hughes said.
Hughes' advice for others who wish to score well on the exams and gain admittance to the 1500 Plus Club is to begin taking practice tests early and to take advantage of the PSAT given at the school each year in the ninth grade. She says that giving yourself several opportunities will help you to score well.
By Alexis Bohannon