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The ACT, originally an abbreviation of American College Testing, is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. It is a standardized test admissions officers use to compare applicants from different schools and different states
The ACT questions are divided into four sections 1 Math section, 1 Science section and 2 English sections.
|Reading||40||35 minutes||Measures reading comprehension. The passages are from areas of prose, humanities, social science, and natural science.|
|English||75||45 minutes||Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills. Each question has 4 answer choices.|
|Quantitative (Math)||60||60 minutes||Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. Use of calculators is allowed.|
|Science||40||35 minutes||Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.|
|Essay Writing||1||40 minutes||This is an optional section that measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.|
Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Including breaks, the exam takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. If you sign up for the optional essay the test clocks in at 3 hours and 40 minutes or just over 4 hours with breaks.
For the 2017-18 testing year the ACT test dates are:
- October 28, 2017
- December 9, 2017
- February 10, 2018
- April 14, 2018
- June 9, 2018
- July 14, 2018
Here’s how ACT scoring works. You’re given a point for every question you get right (there’s no penalty or point deduction for wrong answers). The total number of questions you get right on each test (English, Math, Reading, and Science) equals your raw score. Your raw score for each test is then converted into a scale score (1–36).
Your composite score, or overall ACT score, is the average of your scores on each test. Add up your English, Math, Reading, and Science scores and divide by 4. (Round to the nearest whole number).
A score of over 29 out of 36 is considered a good score.
You can take the ACT sample test at any of our centers for FREE to assess your skills or you can also take the Practice ACT here: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html