The ACT is a standardized college entrance examination that measures knowledge and skills through multiple-choice questions covering the following:
- Science reasoning
- Writing (optional)
You receive 12 separate scores:
- One composite
- Four subject scores
- Seven sub-scores
The composite, or scaled, score is the most important. Nearly half of test takers receive scores between 17 and 23. (The full range is 1–36.)
The ACT reports three additional scores to students who take the ACT Writing Test:
- The Writing Test score (2–12)
- English/Writing score (1–36)
- Comments about your writing
Registering for exams
Preparing for exams
Act.org offers test preparation. Visit the test prep pages to see your options.
View your scores at http://actstudent.org/scores/early/index.html. There is no option to speed the scoring of your tests.