Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Library is offering free SAT and ACT practice exams on National Practice Test Day

The Southlake Library, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep, is offering high school students the opportunity to take practice exams for both the ACT and the new version of the SAT for free.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 14, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the meeting rooms located on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall. Space is limited, so register early at kaptest.com/satvsact.  Please feel free to contact the Southlake Public Library Reference Department at 817-748-8247 with questions.

Dragon Seniors Earn Perfect Scores on ACT

Two Carroll ISD students recently learned they achieved top scores on the ACT.  Drew Anderson and Reid Long each earned a top composite score of 36. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score.

Drew Anderson

Drew is the son of Lynne and Dennis Anderson. Reid is the son of Mary and Reid Long. Both boys are Class of 2014 students at Carroll Senior High School.

Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2013, only 1,162 of more than 1.8 million students earned a composite score of 36.   The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and not included within the ACT composite score.

Reid Long

In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, “While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admissions decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.

Carroll Student Makes Perfect Score on ACT

Andrew Petty recently learned he answered every question on his ACT exam correctly. As a result, Andrew received a perfect score of 36 on the college admissions exam.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination where students are tested in English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT test results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. Click here for more information about the ACT.

Andrew’s perfect score is just the latest in a list of accomplishments for Andrew. Earlier this semester, Andrew was named a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The program recognizes distinguished graduating seniors for their achievements in academics, leadership and service to school and community. Click here to read more about Andrew’s honors.