Standard high school curriculum; more advancedmath knowledge; stronger emphasis onpunctuation; Science Reasoning section testsability to read tables and graphsGeneral reasoning and problem solving; stronger emphasis on vocabulary; requires that studentscome up with their own answers or some mathproblems
Multiple-choice questions; optional essayMultiple-choice questions; grid-in questions;essay prompt
All our-year colleges and universities All our-year colleges and universities
175 minutes; 205 with essay. Per-question time:49 seconds200 minutes; 225 with essay. Per-question time:62 seconds
English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and anoptional Writing section (total o fve sections)Reading, Writing, and Math (total o 10 sections)
Six times per year (September, October,December, February, April, and June)Seven times per year (October, November,December, January, March, May, and June)
How the test isscored
Each section is scored on a scale o 1 to 36,and the fnal score is your average; no points arededucted or wrong answers.Each o the sections is worth 800 points, andyour composite score is the sum; points arededucted or wrong answers.
Do collegesautomatically seeall my scores?
No. You can take the ACT multiple times andsubmit only your best test-date score.Depends. Some colleges require you to submit all your scores. Many allow you to use ScoreChoice, which lets you choose which test-datescore you send.
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