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About the ACT

About the ACT

ACT Basics

Need some background on the ACT exam? You’ve come to the right place. If you’ve never heard of the ACT before, and are wondering why the heck you have to take this crazy test … we’ve got you covered.

The ACT exam is a standardized test that assesses a student’s college readiness. Colleges and universities use ACT scores during the admissions process, as one of several methods of assessing a student’s eligibility. The exam consists of five tests. Learn more about each section by clicking the links below:

The highest possible score that you can get on the ACT is 36. This is a scaled score – to scale your practice test scores, be sure to use our official raw to scaled score chart.

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