DS15 just took the ACT for the 3rd time (not the same DS from the above story, BTW). He got a lower score on the reading portion, and I commented on it. He said there were some really interesting passages this time and he took time to savor them, so he had to rush on the less interesting ones. Of course, he doesn't usually read the passages at all, because you can go right to the questions and then just find the answer in the passage.

This was a "practice" ACT administered to the sophomores by the HS, scores are not submitted to College Board, so he took advantage of that to enjoy the test, and he still got 99%ile (even against juniors).