After successfully publishing three volumes of SAT prep book, I'm currently working on a ACT test prep book. I need writers who can create ACT Science test sets.
I would like 3 sets of the Science Section which is composed of 6 passages, each with 6-7 questions, and a total of 40 questions per set. The questions should also have explanations at the end of a set or in a separate file.
The topics of the reading passages cover biology, zoology, chemistry, material science, earth/space science(geology, astronomy, and meteorology, and physics. Most reading passages have table(s), chart(s), graph(s), or figure(s) to represent related data. The reading passages take the format of data representation (graphs, tables, and other schematic forms), research summaries (descriptions of several related experiments), or conflicting viewpoints. Out of 6 passages in a set, one passage takes the form of conflicting viewpoints.
1. Data Representation (30~40%): This format presents graphic and tabular material similar to that found in science journals and texts. The questions associated with this format measure skills such as graph reading, interpretation of scatterplots, and interpretation of information presented in tables.
2. Research Summaries (45~55%): This format provides descriptions of one or more related experiments, the questions focus upon the design of experiments and the interpretation of experimental results.
3. Conflicting Viewpoints (15~20%): This format presents expressions of several hypotheses or views that, being based on differing premises or on incomplete data, are inconsistent with one another. The questions focus upon the understanding, analysis, and comparison of alternative viewpoints or hypotheses.
The questions should test students whether they recognize and understand the basic features of, and concepts of related to the provided information; to examine critically the relationship between the information provided and the conclusions drawn or hypotheses developed; and to generalized from given information to gain new information, draw conclusions, or make predictions. Following is the approximate percentage of the test devoted to each reporting category:
1. Interpretation of Data (45~55%): Manipulate and analyze scientific data presented in tables, graphs, and diagrams (e.g., recognize trends in data, translate tabular data into graphs, interpolate and extrapolate, and reason mathematically).
2. Scientific Investigation (20~30%): Understand experimental tools, procedures, and design (e.g., identify variables and controls) and compare, extend, and modify experiments (e.g., predict the results of additional trials).
3. Evaluation of Models, inferences and experimental Results (25~35%): Judge the validity of scientific information and formulate conclusions and predictions based on that information (e.g., determine which explanation for a scientific phenomenon is supported by new findings).
I've attached some ACT Official Guides for reference.
March 12, 2018
I am looking for a mix of experience and value