ACT American College Testing

 

The ACT is a standardized test designed to show colleges how prepared you are for higher education by measuring your reading comprehension, knowledge of writing conventions, and computational skills and then comparing you with the rest of the high schoolers who take it. It essentially serves as a nation-wide college admission test.

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ACT FORMAT

Section # & Types of Questions Content Question Types
ENGLISH 75 questions in 45 min grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style four-choice, multiple-choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions
MATH 60 questions in 60 min pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry five-choice, multiple-choice questions
READING 40 questions in 35 min reading comprehension of what is directly stated or implied four-choice, multiple-choice referring and reasoning questions
SCIENCE 40 questions in 35 min interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving four-choice, multiple-choice data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints questions
WRITING (Optional) 1 essay in 40 min. writing skills essay prompt

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CURRENT TESTING DATES

Test Date Deadline Late Registration Score Release
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 18, 2018 June 19 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 22, 2018 July 24, 2018

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