College Planning & Financial Aid

What is the ACT test ?

The ACT Assessment is a standardized college entrance examination that measures knowledge and skills in English, Math, Reading and Science. The exam consists of 4 multiple choice tests. Here's an overview of the past ACT tests: English included 75 questions and allowed 45 minutes. It included punctuation, grammar and usage, strategy, sentence structure, organization and style; Math included 60 questions and allowed 60 minutes. It included Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry and Trigonometry; Reading included 40 questions and allowed 35 minutes. It included Humanities, Prose Fiction, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences; Science Reasoning included 40 questions and allowed 35 minutes. It included Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Physical Science. Students are not penalized for incorrect responses. The composite score is the average of the four scaled scores.

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