The ACT® test is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.
- The ACT motivates students to perform to their best ability and often results in increased college enrollment, especially for underrepresented students.
- Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with excellent information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention.
- To support college and career planning, the ACT career exploration component helps students identify personally relevant career options.
Registration is online, by telephone, or by mailing a registration packet to ACT.
Scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number. ACT scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for wrong answers.
For test registration and information, visit www.actstudent.org