THE ACT TEST FOR STUDENTS
THE ACT TEST
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One of ACT's flagship products is the ACT®, the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you can learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. Find everything that you need to know about registration, test prep, and what your scores mean here.
Preparing for the Test
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The ACT® contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT's writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score.
Your understanding of English, production of writing and knowledge of language skills.
The mathematical skills you have typically acquired in courses up to the beginning of grade 12.
The interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem-solving skills required in biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences and physics.
The optional writing section measures writing skills taught in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.