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ACT College Admissions Test

The ACT is a standardized achievement test designed to demonstrate how prepared a student is for college by measuring the student’s knowledge and skills in the subjects they have taken in high school.

Official ACT Website

The ACT:

  • Subject content includes English, math, reading, science reasoning, and optional essay
  • 2 hours and 55 minutes (3 hours 40 minutes with essay)
  • scored on a scale of 1-36 and score is valid for college admission for five years
  • provides accommodations for students with disabilities and English language supports
  • preparation includes the ASPIRE for grades 3-10 and the PreACT in grade 10 to measure growth