The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The reasoning based test was developed more than 80 years ago.
- The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
- The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
- The ACT test is widely accepted as a college assessment tool by most colleges and universities in the United States
ACT Tips and Strategies
- Take the ACT as many times as you can.
- Take a practice test before taking the real thing.
- Don’t stay up late the night before cramming.
- Read each question carefully.
- Answer every question.
- Wear a watch.
- Pace yourself.
- Answer the easy questions first and come back to the harder questions.
- Be precise in marking your answers.
If time is available, go back and check your work.
Once time is called, don’t attempt to fill in ovals on your answer sheet
**SPECIAL NOTE: Non-Saturday testing is available only in remote areas or for students who cannot test on Saturday because of religious convictions. If you try to test standby for a Sunday or Monday test center, you must bring a letter from your cleric or a notarized statement to verify that your religious beliefs prohibit Saturday testing. You will not be admitted without it.