Along with the SAT, the ACT is one of America’s most widely accepted college entrance exams. The ACT test assesses a student’s educational development throughout high school in the four areas of English, mathematics, reading and science. The ACT test scores in these areas assess how students are able to apply the general abilities learned in high school to college-level work. A higher ACT score gives you the opportunity to get into the school you want!
The ACT is curriculum-based and not an aptitude or an IQ test. Questions on the ACT are reflective of what students learn in high school in the areas listed above.
How the Composite ACT score is calculated - Number of correct answers are counted (no deduction for incorrect answers) = raw score
- Raw score is converted to scale scores
- Each test score range from 1 (low) to 36 (high)
- COMPOSITE score is the average of the four tests
- Subscores range from 1 (low) to 18 (high); there is no direct relationship between your subscores and your test scores
How You Should Prep and How We Will Help
Our Research and Development team has determined that prepping for both the SAT and the ACT keeps you open to any great opportunity that comes your way. If you start by planning to take both tests, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which one best displays your strengths. Moreover, considering both tests gives you considerably more flexibility when it comes to choosing test dates. You will not need to double your test prep time to take both the SAT and ACT. Still confused about how to proceed? Our Education Consultants are here to help!