Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ACT - American College Testing (ACT)

American College Testing (ACT) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admission produced by ACT Inc. First administered in November 1959 by Everett Franklin Lindquist as a competiton to the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test, it consists of four sections. In February 2005, an optional writing test was added to the ACT. The main four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1–36, and a Composite score is provided which is the whole number average of the four scores. 

The ACT is offered four to six times a year, depending on the state, in the United States, in September, October, December, February, April and June and is always on a Saturday except for those with credible religious obligations. Candidates may choose either the ACT assessment ($34), or the ACT assessment plus writing ($49.50).

The ACT Allots:
45 minutes for a 75-question English section
60 minutes for a 60-question Mathematics section
35 minutes for a 40-question Reading Comprehension section
35 minutes for a 40-question Science section

According to its founders, the ACT serves as a tool to measure the general educational development of students and their capability to complete college level work. The ACT is more used in the Midwestern, rocky mountain and southern United States while SAT is more popular on east and west coasts.

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