Archive for January, 2011

The ACT’s Test Information Release (TIR)

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

The ACT folks offer a Test Information Release (TIR) service for three of the six testing dates. For $18 you receive a copy of the test booklet, a list of your answers, the answer key, and scoring instructions. If you took the Writing Test, you also receive a copy of the writing prompt, the scoring rubric, and the two scores assigned to your essay. In my case, I received this 6-7 weeks after the December 11th test date.

So, is it worth it?


January 2011 SAT

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Second SAT as an adult. In previous posts, I’ve written quite a bit about the test itself and my experiences with it, so allow me in this post to pass on some miscellaneous observations regarding admission tickets, calculators, food, etc. – all the little things that can boost (or lessen) your chances for doing as well as possible.


December 2010 ACT Results

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Well…. as I (somewhat ;-)) expected:

English – 32 (a decrease of 1 compared to September 2009)

Mathematics – 35 (increase of 3)

Reading – 33 (same)

Science – 31 (increase of 6)

Composite Score – 33 (99th percentile!!)