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- The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
- The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skills in planning and writing a short essay.
How do students sign up to take the ACT?
11th Graders Only:
How are the tests scored?
Scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.
We base ACT scores on the number of questions answered correctly. We do not deduct any points for wrong answers. Then we convert the raw scores to scale scores. Scale scores have the same meaning for all versions of the tests.
Three of the four tests also have subscores, which range from 1 (low) to 18 (high).
There is no direct, mathematical relationship between subscores and test score. Also, the test scores in English, mathematics, and reading do not represent the sum of the subscores in those areas.
Requesting Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports
- Indicate need for accommodations and/or English learner supports
- Register for the ACT test
- Create or log in to an existing account
- Select the type of accommodation and/or English learner supports you need
- Upon completion of your registration, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to work with your school to submit a request. Forward his email to your case manager and/or school counselor along with a completed Consent to Release Information to ACT (PDF) form. This email initiates the process.
Your school official will submit your request to ACT. ACT will review the request and email the Decision Notification to your school official.
Your school official should contact you within two weeks of submitting your request.
Note: The basic fees and registration deadlines for testing with accommodations and/or English learner supports are the same. Find upcoming test dates and deadlines on the Registration page.
All accommodation and EL supports requests should be submitted by your school official by the published registration deadlines for your preferred test date.
ACT/SAT Prep Information
Check our Guidance Office to see if any courses will be offered throughout the year.
ACT TEST DATES
Late Registration Deadline
|Sept 14, 2019||Aug 16||Aug 30|
|Oct 26, 2019||Sept 20||Oct 4|
|Dec 14, 2019||Nov 8||Nov 22|
|Feb 8, 2020||Jan 10||Jan 17|
|April 4, 2020||Feb 28||March 13|
|June 13, 2020||May 8||May 22|
|July 18, 2020||June 19,||June 26|