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Entry from October 15, 2013
A Crappy Test ("ACT” backronym)

The ACT (originally “American College Testing") is a test that helps students enter college. The ACT test has been given the backronymic (back acronym) nickname “Another Crappy Test” since at least 1999 and “A Crappy Test” in 2000.

The rival SAT test has been given the backronymic nickname “Stupid Ass Test.”


Wikipedia: ACT (test)
The ACT (/eɪ siː tiː/ ay-see-tee; originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. It was first administered in November 1959 by Everett Franklin Lindquist as a competitor to the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test, now the SAT Reasoning Test. The ACT originally consisted of four tests: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences. In 1989, the Social Studies test was changed into a Reading section (which included a Social Studies subsection) and the Natural Sciences test was renamed the Science Reasoning test, with more emphasis on problem solving skills. February 2005, an optional Writing test was added to the ACT, mirroring changes to the SAT that took place later in March of the same year. In the Spring of 2015, the ACT will start to be offered as a computer-based test that will incorporate some optional Constructed Response Questions; the test content, composite score and multiple choice format will not be affected by these changes. The test will continue to be offered in the paper format for schools that are not ready to transition to computer testing.

The ACT has seen a gradual increase in the number of test takers since its inception, and in 2011 the ACT surpassed the SAT for the first time in total test takers; that year, 1,666,017 students took the ACT and 1,664,479 students took the SAT.

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Gumbi Jedi
posted 11-04-1999 09:23 PM
I think SAT must stand for “Sadistic And Torturous.” ACT must be “Another Crappy Test.”

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SAT—Stupid Asshole Test
ACT—A Crappy Test

Erin’s Journal
Annoying Confusing Test
Posted on October 14, 2004 at 7:48 PM CST/CDT
So a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking the ACT, or A Crappy Test. 

Make It Education That Promotes Intellectual Curiosity
ACT: A Crappy Test
September 23, 2008 by kpillsbury
Finally, someone is thinking clearly! According to the International Herald Tribune, a highly influential commission is debating the significance of the SAT and ACT in determining student acceptance to colleges.

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Mikayla Shea
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Who’s ready to take ‘A Crappy Test’ tomorrow? #ACT
7:52 PM - 8 Jun 12

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Brianna Braunel
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ACT= another crappy test 😁
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Hugo Sandoval
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@DaFilipinoNinja SAT: Stupid Ass Test
ACT: Another Crap Test
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SAT = stupid ass test
ACT = a crappy test
10:27 PM - 7 Jun 13

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