The ACT is composed of four standard test sections:
- Science Reasoning
Each section is scored on a scale of 1-36. You will also receive a
composite ACT score, which is the average of your four test scores.
If you take the Writing test, you will receive a Writing test
subscore (ranging from 2 to 12) and a combined English/Writing score
(ranging from 1 to 36), along with comments about your essay.
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ACT testing locations
Tests are usually administered at high schools. Check with your guidance counselor or contact ACT, Inc. for more information.
ACT testing dates
Tests are usually in April and June, with registrations a few months before. See the ACT website for more details.