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ACT test-takers will soon have access to a new set of options to enhance their exam experience. Download the infographic below to read through the changes.

What is the ACT exam?

The ACT is a standardized exam used to measure academic skills in four areas – English, mathematics, reading, and science with the option of an additional writing component. The exam is commonly used as part of the college admission process.

What’s happening?

Beginning September 2020, the ACT exam will include several new options for test-takers. The revisions to the test will lead to a more personalized experience for students.

New options

  • Section Retesting – The option of retaking individual sections of the test may lead to improved scores.
  • Superscoring – Students will have the option to submit an ACT score report consisting of their strongest section scores.
  • Online Testing – The ACT will be available digitally at testing centers on national test days.

What’s not changing?

The content and the length of the exam will not change. Students will still complete four sections of multiple choice questions and have the option to complete a writing section.

Colleges that accept ACT scores will still accept test results from paper-and-pencil exams.

How the changes impact you

  • Retaking a section of the exam instead of the entire test could lead to a better understanding of the content and lead to a higher score.
  • Taking the test online will result in receiving your scores faster.
  • Students will save money by submitting one superscored report to colleges instead of several reports containing their best scores.

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Information sourced from ACT.org

2020 ACT exam changes infographic