American College Testing (ACT)

The ACT is a test used to assess students’ achievements before admission to college. It is widely accepted in the US, particularly in the midwestern and southern states. Students are tested in English, maths, reading and science reasoning with an optional writing test.

Like the US SAT, the American Mensa and other high IQ societies use scores from the ACT as a criteria for admission.

Scores range from one to 36; the English, maths and reading tests also have subscores ranging from 1 to 18. The composite score given to each student is the average of the four tests added together. Students taking the optional writing test can score from two to 12. The ACT is offered in the US four to six times a year (depending on the state in question) in September, October, December, February, April and June.

Contact ACT for further information or to register for a test, via their website: www.act.org

ACT scores compare to SATs as follows:

New SAT Total
(400-1600)
          ACT Composite
Score
          New SAT Total
(400-1600)
          ACT Composite
Score
160036107021
158035104020
155034101019
15203498019
14903395018
14603292017
14303189016
14003086016
13702983015
13402880014
13102877014
12802774013
12502671012
12202568012
11902465012
11602462011
11302359011
11002256011