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:
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