Question Categories

Student reports become more meaningful when they contain a detailed test question breakdown. This usually prints as pages 2 and 3 of student reports generated through your OnlineScoreTracker.com account. As a standard, no-charge feature you can create your own list of categories and then map test questions in the answer key to one of these categories.

For those of our customers who don’t want to take the time to do this, we are offering PREMIUM answer keys where questions are mapped to one of the categories we have come up with. Those categories are shown below for ACT and SAT/PSAT.

We’ve tried to align our categories with the official ACT and SAT/PSAT categories so they appear as a second level of detail, rather than a completely separate question classification. Our ACT category groups are based on the new reporting categories introduced by ACT in August of 2016. PREMIUM ACT answer keys for tests published before August 2016 have also been mapped to the new reporting categories.

ACT
SAT/PSAT

ACT:

  • English
    • CONVENTIONS OF STANDARD ENGLISH (CSE)
      • Commas
      • Sentence punctuation
      • Apostrophes and Pronouns
      • Adjectives/ Adverbs
      • Verb forms
      • Diction (wrong word)
      • Conjunctions / Transitions
      • Fused sentences/ Comma splices
      • Sentence fragments
      • Modifiers
    • PRODUCTION OF WRITING (POW)
      • Grade the passage
      • Mandate/Rhetorical Purpose
      • Add/Delete
      • Introductions/Transitions/Conclusions
      • Logical Organization
    • KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGE (KLA)
      • Tone, Clarity, Diction
      • Wordiness and Redundancy
  • Reading
    • KEY IDEAS & DETAILS (KID)
      • Detail – Explicit
      • Detail – Implicit
      • Main Ideas/Tone
    • CRAFT & STRUCTURE (CS)
      • Vocab-in-Context (Meaning)
      • Literary Device/Technique
      • Author’s Purpose/Function
    • INTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE & IDEAS (IKI)
      • Inference
      • Compare Passages
  • Math
    • INTEGRATED ESSENTIALS SKILLS (IES)
      • 3D Geometry
      • Average/Median (Easy)
      • Circles (Easy)
      • Fractions
      • Inequalities
      • Lines and Angles (Easy)
      • Look it up / Backsolve
      • Percents
      • Rate (Easy)
      • Ratio/Proportions
      • Rectangles/Squares
      • Solve Equations (Plug in)
      • Multiples/Factors/Primes
      • Logic
    • NUMBER & QUANTITY (N)
      • Complex Numbers
      • Exponents/Roots
      • Matrices
      • Rate
      • Number Properties
      • Absolute Value
    • ALGEBRA (A)
      • Create Equations
      • Graphs
      • Polynomials/Factoring
      • Scientific Notation
      • Solve System of Equations
      • Solve Equations
    • FUNCTIONS (F)
      • Functions
      • Function Graphs
      • Slope/Parallel/Perpendicular
      • Sequences/Patterns
      • Circles
    • GEOMETRY (G)
      • Graphing Lines/Shapes
      • Polygons
      • Triangles
      • SOHCAHTOA
      • Trig Graphs
      • Trig Identities
      • Distance/Midpoint
      • Lines and Angles
    • STATISTICS & PROBABILITY (S)
      • Average/Median
      • Percents of Percents
      • Probability
      • Sets
  • Science
    • INTERPRETATION OF DATA (IOD)
      • Detail (Graphs/Charts)
      • Calculate/Trend/New
      • Translate
    • SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION (SIN)
      • Understand Experiment
      • Altered Experiment
    • EVALUTION OF MODELS, INFERENCES, AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS (EMI)
      • Detail (Text)
      • Interpret Experiment
      • Knowledge
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SAT/PSAT:

  • Reading
    • COMMAND OF EVIDENCE
      • Textual Evidence
      • Charts/Graphs/Tables
      • Author’s Purpose
    • WORDS IN CONTEXT
      • Meaning
      • Tone/Style
    • INFORMATION AND IDEAS
      • Read Closely
      • Main Idea/Summary
      • Charts/Graphs/Tables
    • RHETORIC
      • Structure and Devices
      • Author’s Purpose
    • REASONING
      • Inference
  • Writing
    • COMMAND OF EVIDENCE
      • Charts/Graphs/Tables
      • Rhetorical Purpose
    • WORDS IN CONTEXT
      • Precision/Concision/Tone
    • EXPRESSION OF IDEAS
      • Introductions/Transitions/Conclusions
      • Logical Sequence
      • Rhetorical Purpose
    • STANDARD ENGLISH CONVENTIONS
      • Punctuation
      • Pronouns and Apostrophes
      • Verbs
      • Conventional Expressions
      • Modifier Placement
      • Parallel Structure
      • Conjunctions
  • Math
    • HEART OF ALGEBRA
      • Create Equations
      • Interpret Variables
      • Solve Equations – 1 variable
      • Solve Equations – 2 variables
      • Graphing Equations
    • PROBLEM SOLVING AND DATA ANALYSIS
      • Ratios/Proportions/Probability
      • Percentages/Fractional Parts
      • Measurements/Units
      • Reading Graphs /Scatterplots
      • Growth
      • Averages/Rates
      • Evaluation
    • PASSPORT TO ADVANCED MATH
      • Polynomials/Factoring
      • Quadratic Equations
      • Rearrange/Solve for
      • Interpret variables
      • Radicals and Rational Exponents
    • ADDITIONAL MATH TOPICS
      • Quadrilaterals
      • Lines – Angles – Triangles
      • Radians – Arcs – Circles
      • Complex Numbers
      • SOHCAHTOA
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