LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Taking the ACTs starting in middle school and several times leading up to the college application period could contribute to the state's higher test scores.
Arkansas students are scoring higher on the ACTs, according to the latest ACT report. It jumped by one point.
Getting into college with a nice score is one advantage. Scholarships are another.
"I'm eligible for certain scholarships like the dean scholarships," says Nick Brooks and his friends Asya Webster and Daniel Han have taken the test three to four times.
"You will know oh on this part, I'm weak so I need to study more" says Webster.
The ACT question of the day is also on Facebook and Twitter. John Havel, AP Language teacher at Mills High School says all these test-taking tips have improved test scores.
"People say we don't want them to feel like a number, but that is the reality. So, we need to make them as competitive as possible," says Havel.
So far, it's worked for these students. Webster's highest score 26. Han 31. Brooks 31, but scored a 36, perfect in science.
"I don't think once or twice is enough to really know the test," says Han.
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