High School Students across Kansas spent Saturday with a number two pencil and a difficult test. The ACT Designed to measure academic achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science.Scores based on the number of correct answers. No penalty for incorrect answers.Includes enhanced scoring for reliable college and career planning insights:
Progress Toward Career Readiness Indicator
Text Complexity Progress Indicator
ACT Composite Score: 1–36 (average of four test scores)
The ACT is accepted by all US colleges and universities.
Test format: The ACT is and always has been a curriculum-based achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. Students frequently tell us that they feel more comfortable taking the ACT since it is directly related to what they learn in most of their high school courses. The current SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.
More than an admissions exam: In addition to being a college admissions exam, the ACT includes a profile and education/career planning section to help you plan for life after high school. You will receive personalized career information and develop a comprehensive profile that tells colleges about your work in high school and future plans. You can also see your strengths and weaknesses in the subject areas tested to help direct your future education.