ACT Test

American College Testing or the ACT is a standardized measure for testing high school achievements and college admissions in the United States. In addition ACT publishes a technical manual that summarizes its validity to certain educational institutions.

American College Testing (ACT) Benefits:

The results of this test are used widely in colleges and schools of Midwestern and Southern US. This test is used by colleges to predict the performance of their students and tabulate it for checks on progress of the candidate.

Who should take the test?

Students from grades 7 to 12 need to take the test.

What does the test do?

The portion covered in ACT is the integration of multiple choice questions in English, Mathematics, reading and science reasoning. The scores range from 1 to 36. The composite scores are the average of all four sections. In addition students taking the writing test also receive a score ranging from 2 to 12. The format is as follows

  • English: 75 questions 45 minutes.
  • Math: 60 questions 60 minutes
  • Reading: 35 minutes 40 questions
  • Science reasoning: 35 minutes 40 questions

The following are the topics covered.

  • English: usage (grammar, choice of words)and rhetorical skills (clarity and organization)
  • Math: Pre algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, plane geometry, coordinate geometry, trigonometry.
  • Reading: prose fiction, social science, humanities and natural science
  • Science reasoning: data representation, research passages, conflicting viewpoints.

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