The ACT is a college entrance exam that most colleges and universities use to make admissions decisions. According to The ACT website the ACT contains four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—and an optional writing test. These tests are designed to measure skills that are most important for success in postsecondary education and that are acquired in secondary education. The score range for each of the four multiple-choice tests is 1–36. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores rounded to the nearest whole number.


Component Time Allotted # of Questions Scoring
Reading 35 minutes 40 1-36
English 45 minutes 75
Math 60 minutes 60
Science 35 minutes 40
Essay (optional) 40 minutes 1 2-12 

ACT Practice Resources

ACT Academy

ACT Test Prep

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Students will take the SAT at school in the spring of their Junior year. If students wish to retake the ACT they can get more information on registering at the ACT website.