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ACT Major Features


ACT(American College Testing)는 미국대학입학시험으로서 미국의 모든 대학들은 SAT와 ACT시험 모두 인정하고 있다. ACT시험은 고등학교에서 배운 내용에서 출제하며 SAT와 더불어 많은 학생들이 응시하며 전세계적으로 120여개국의 학생들이 이 시험에 응시하고 있다.

시험준비 요령-도전적 과목 선택, 수업에 충실
ACT는 고등학교 교과과정을 기반으로 한 학문적 지식을 요구하는 시험이라 학과수업에 충실하면 고득점 획득에 큰 어려움이 없다. 많은 미국 명문 대학들은 SAT I과 SAT Subject 시험점수와 ACT 점수 중에서 학생이 제출하기를 원하는 점수를 받는다.

ACT는 고등학교에서 배운 학과목내용을 출제하기 때문에 학교 수업을 충실히 공부한 학생이라면 10학년 여름방학부터 준비하여 11학년 봄학기 때 시험에 응시하여 점수가 기대에 못 미치게 나올 경우 12학년 때 재응시하여 가장 만족할 만한 고득점이 나오면 대학에 본인이 원하는 가장 높은 성적만을 골라서 제출하면 된다. 기본적으로 영어 실력을 쌓는 공부를 더욱 열심히 하고 가능하면 도전적인 대입준비 교과목들을 택해 좋은 성적을 받는 것이 시험에서 좋은 성적을 받는 가장 효과적인 준비방법이 될 것이다.
- 공식 홈페이지 http://www.act.org

SLEP테스트는 TOEFL의 대체 시험이 아니고 난이도는 TOEFL보다 낮습니다. 그러나 SLEP테스트가 TOEFL의 점수로 환산되어 나옵니다. SLEP테스트에서 얻은 결과를 가지고 TOEFL시험에서 어느 정도의 수준을 보일 수 있는 가를 측정할 수 있습니다.
출제 문제는 ETS에서 제공하지만 입학심사를 하는 각 교육기관에서 시험을 치르고 채점하여 입학 희망자의 영어 능력을 평가하게 됩니다. 


ACT 시험 성적표 세분화

ACT 시험은 총 215문제의 사지선다형(multiple-choice) 시험으로 영어, 수학, 독해, 그리고 과학 네 과목이며 선택과목인 작문시험으로 이루어져 있다. 작문영역을 하지 않는다면 2시간55분, 작문영역을 한다면 3시간25분이 소요되며 감점제도는 없다. ACT는 한 문제를 푸는데 주어지는 시간이 적기 때문에 시간배분이 아주 중요하다. 지문을 읽는다거나 문제를 푸는데 많은 시간이 필요한 학생이라면 ACT가 불리하다고 볼 수 있다.

각 분야 36점 만점인 성적표에 점수 분석을 더욱 세분화하여 학생의 수학능력과 취업능력 측정을 표기한다. 성적표에 수학, 과학 분야를 통합한 STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) 점수와 커리어 성공에 필요한 요소를 측정하는 PTCRI, CRI, NCRC 취업준비 정도 지수를 표기한다. 그리고 영어, 독해, 작문을 통합한 영어 종합점수가 추가되었다. 선택사항인 작문시험에도 주어진 문제에 대하여 문제를 복합적으로 이해하고 해석하여 논리적으로 분석하고 설명할 수 있는 능력을 평가하도록 출제된다. 총점만을 표기했던 기존의 성적표와 다르게 주제의 논점과 분석력, 글 전개와 그에 대한 적합한 증거, 글의 구성력, 어휘력 등 네 부분으로 세분화하여 성적표에 나타낸다. 또한 확률, 통계문제가 4개로 늘어나고 독해문제는 두 구절을 비교 분석하는 문제를 출제한다.


영어영역

영어는 크게 Usage/Mechanics와 Rhetorical Skills를 묻는 문제이며 SAT Writing Multiple Choice 문제와 유사하다. 시험시간은 45분 총75문제이다. 5개의 지문과 객관식 문제로 구성. 영어의 철자, 어휘나 문법규칙에 대한 문제는 나오지 않으며 구문의 한 부분 중 밑줄 친 부분에 대해 묻는 문제와 구문 전체에 대해 묻는 문제 출제.주어진 문제의 의도 파악이 중요.

수학영역

수학은 Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry 문제로 SAT보다 어려운 편입니다. 시험시간은 60분 총60문제이다. 객관식 문제이며 계산기 사용가능 기본적인 수학공식에 대한 지식과 계산 능력 평가 복잡한 공식이나 계산문제는 출제 안됨.

독해영역

독해 문제유형은 Prose Fiction Passage, Social Science Passage, Humanities Passage, Natural Science 문제시험시간은 35분 총40문제이다. 보통 4개의 지문과 객관식 문제로 구성. 지문을 읽고 지문의 주제나 주요한 세부 내용 파악이 중요 지문을 얼마나 잘 해석하고 인과 관계를 이해했는지 등의 여부를 묻는 문제 출제. 주어진 문제의 의도 파악이 중요

과학영역

과학은 Biology and Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science 등에 관련된 문제들이 출제. 시험시간은 35분 총40문제이다. 7개의 과학정보와 객관식 문제로 구성. 과학적 지식을 묻기 보다는 과학관련 해당 지문을 읽고 기본 사항과 관련된 개념을 이해하는 읽기 능력, 데이터를 분석하는 능력, 도출된 결론이나 가설과의 관계 비판적으로 조사, 새로운 정보를 이끌어 내는 문제 출제

작문영역

Topic의 정의와 주어진 주제에 관한 두 가지 관점의 작문 힌트로 구성된다. 학교 수업내용 및 대학 초급 작문 과정에준하는 작문 능력 평가. 두 가지 관점 중 하나를 선택해도 되지만 전혀 다른 관점을 제시해도 된다. 작문시험은 선택이지만 많은 대학이 반드시 치를 것을 요구.

 

ACT Format


Section

Test Types of Questions

Section 1: English

75 Questions

Time-45 minutes

 

Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.

Usage / Mechanics

10(13%) Punctuation

12(16%) Grammar and Usage

18(24%) Sentence Structure

Rhetorical Skills

12(16%) Strategy

11(15%) Organization

12(16%) Style

 

Section 2: Math

60 Questions

Time-60 minutes

Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.

14(23%) Pre-Algebra

10(17%) Elementary Algebra

9(15%) Intermediate Algebra

9(15%) Coordinate Geometry

14(23%) Plane Geometry

4(7%) Trigonometry

Section 3: Reading

40 Questions

Time-35 minutes

Measures reading comprehension.

10(25%) Prose Fiction Passage

10(25%) Social Science Passage

10(25%) Humanities Passage

10(25%) Natural Science

Section 4: Science

40 Questions

Time-35 minutes

Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.

10(25%) Biology & Chemistry

Time-35 minutes

10(25%) Earth Science

10(25%) Physics

Writing (Optional)

1 Question

Time-30 minutes

Write an essay analysing how the author of a given passage has made his or her argument. Evaluated on reading, analysis, and writing.

Ideas and Analysis

Development and Support

Organization

Language Use and Conventions

 


 

ACT

전체시험시간

175분 + 30분(Essay Optional)

과목구성

4과목 +1과목(선택)

● English

● Mathematics

● Reading Test

● Science

● Writing(Optional)

점수 제도

과목

점수범위

English

1~36점

Usage / Mechanics 1~18점

Rhetorical Skills 1~18점

Mathematics

1~36점

Pre-Algebra /Elementary Algebra 1~18점

Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry 1~18점

Plane Geometry/Trigonometry 1~18점

Reading

1~36점

Social Studies/Science 1~18점

Arts/Literature 1~18점

Science

1~36점

Composite Score

1~36점

Writing

1~36점

Ideas and Analysis 2 ~ 12점

Development and Support 2 ~ 12점

Organization 2 ~ 12점

Language Use and Conventions 2 ~ 12점

시험시간 및 문제개수

과목

시간 문제

English

45 75

Mathematics

60 60

Reading

35 40

Science

35 40

Writing

30 1
합계 175분 + 30분(선택) 215 + 1

 

ACT Content and General Test Tips


● Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet.
● Read the directions for each test carefully.
● Read each question carefully.
● Pace yourself-don't spend too much time on a single passage or question.
● Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
● Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen;
   if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
● Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones
   if you have time remaining on that test.
● On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated
   guess among those remaining.
● Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number
   of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
● If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
● Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
● Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called.
   If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.


English Test

The English test is a 75-question, 45-minute test, covering:

Usage/Mechanics

  ● punctuation
  ● grammar and usage
  ● sentence structure

Rhetorical Skills

  ● strategy
  ● organization
  ● style
Read more about English Test content.

Spelling, vocabulary, and rote recall of rules of grammar are not tested. See sample questions or read tips and strategies. The test consists of five essays or passages, each of which is accompanied by a sequence of multiple-choice test questions. Different passage types are employed to provide a variety of rhetorical situations. Some questions refer to underlined portions of the passage and offer several alternatives to the underlined portion. You must decide which choice is most appropriate in the context of the passage. Some questions ask about an underlined portion, a section of the passage, or the passage as a whole. You must decide which choice best answers the question posed. Many questions offer "NO CHANGE" to the passage as one of the choices. The questions are numbered consecutively. Each question number refers to a correspondingly numbered portion underlined in the passage or to a corresponding numeral in a box located in the passage.


Content Covered by the ACT English Test

Six elements of effective writing are included in the English Test: punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style. The questions covering punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure make up the Usage/Mechanics subscore. The questions covering strategy, organization, and style make up the Rhetorical Skills subscore.

Usage/Mechanics

  ● Punctuation (10-15%). Questions in this category test your knowledge of the conventions of
  internal and end-of-sentence punctuation, with emphasis on the relationship of punctuation to meaning (for example, avoiding ambiguity, indicating appositives).
  ● Grammar and Usage (15-20%). Questions in this category test your understanding of
  agreement between subject and verb, between pronoun and antecedent, and between modifiers
  and the word modified; verb formation; pronoun case; formation of comparative and superlative
  adjectives and adverbs; and idiomatic usage.
  ● Sentence Structure (20-25%). Questions in this category test your understanding of
  relationships between and among clauses, placement of modifiers, and shifts in construction.


Content Covered by the ACT English Test

Six elements of effective writing are included in the English Test: punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style. The questions covering punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure make up the Usage/Mechanics subscore. The questions covering strategy, organization, and style make up the Rhetorical Skills subscore.

Rhetorical Skills

  ● Strategy (15-20%). Questions in this category test how well you develop a given topic by
  choosing expressions appropriate to an essay's audience and purpose; judging the effect of
  adding, revising, or deleting supporting material; and judging the relevance of statements in
  context.
  ● Organization (10-15%). Questions in this category test how well you organize
  ideas and choose
  effective opening, transitional, and closing sentences.
  ● Style (15-20%). Questions in this category test how well you select precise and appropriate
  words and images, maintain the level of style and tone in an essay, manage sentence elements
  for rhetorical effectiveness, and avoid ambiguous pronoun references, wordiness,
  and redundancy.


Tips

  ● Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
  ● Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage.
  Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as
  the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
  ● Be aware of questions with no underlined portions-that means you will be asked about a
  section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
  ● Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the
  questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
  ● Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the
  one that best responds to the question.
  ● Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.


Mathematics Test

The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to assess the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. Read more about Mathematics Test content. The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. You need knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills to answer the problems, but you are not required to know complex formulas and perform extensive computation.

You may use a calculator on the Mathematics Test. See ACT's calculator policy for details about permitted and prohibited calculators. If you use a prohibited calculator, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. You are not required to use a calculator. All of the mathematics problems can be solved without using a calculator. See sample questions or read test tips.


Content Covered by the ACT Mathematics Test

In the Mathematics Test, three subscores are based on six content areas: pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry.


Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra

  ● Pre-Algebra (20-25%). Questions in this content area are based on basic operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; place value; square roots and approximations; the concept of exponents; scientific notation; factors; ratio, proportion, and percent; linear equations in one variable; absolute value and ordering numbers by value; elementary counting techniques and simple probability; data collection, representation, and interpretation; and understanding simple descriptive statistics.
  ● Elementary Algebra (15-20%). Questions in this content area are based on properties of exponents and square roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions through substitution, using variables to express functional relationships, understanding algebraic operations, and the solution of quadratic equations by factoring.


Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry

  ● Intermediate Algebra (15-20%). Questions in this content area are based on an understanding of the quadratic formula, rational and radical expressions, absolute value equations and inequalities, sequences and patterns, systems of equations, quadratic inequalities, functions, modeling, matrices, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers.
  ● Coordinate Geometry (15-20%). Questions in this content area are based on graphing and the relations between equations and graphs, including points, lines, polynomials, circles, and other curves; graphing inequalities; slope; parallel and perpendicular lines; distance; midpoints; and conics.


Plane Geometry/Trigonometry

  ● Plane Geometry (20-25%). Questions in this content area are based on the properties and relations of plane figures, including angles and relations among perpendicular and parallel lines; properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids; transformations; the concept of proof and proof techniques; volume; and applications of geometry to three dimensions.
  ● Trigonometry (5-10%). Questions in this content area are based on understanding trigonometric relations in right triangles; values and properties of trigonometric functions; graphing trigonometric functions; modeling using trigonometric functions; use of trigonometric identities; and solving trigonometric equations.


Tips

  ● Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
  ● If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has
  reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
  ● Solve the problem.
  ● Locate your solution among the answer choices.
  ● Make sure you answer the question asked.
  ● Make sure your answer is reasonable.
  ● Check your work.


Reading Test

The Reading Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures your reading comprehension. You're asked to read several passages and answer questions that show your understanding of:
  ● what is directly stated
  ● statements with implied meanings
Read more about Reading Test content.

Specifically, you will use referring and reasoning skills to:
  ● determine main ideas
  ● locate and interpret significant details
  ● understand sequences of events
  ● make comparisons
  ● comprehend cause-effect relationships
  ● determine the meaning of context-dependent words, phrases, and statements
  ● draw generalizations
  ● analyze the author's or narrator's voice and method

The test comprises four sections, each containing one long or two shorter prose passages that are representative of the level and type of reading required in first-year college courses. Passages on topics in social studies, natural sciences, literary narrative (including prose fiction), and the humanities are included.

Each passage is accompanied by a set of multiple-choice test questions. In sections that contain two short passages, some of the questions involve both of the passages in the section. These questions do not test the rote recall of facts from outside the passage, isolated vocabulary items, or rules of formal logic. Instead, the test focuses on the complementary and supportive skills that readers must use in studying written materials across a range of subject areas.


Content Covered by the ACT Reading Test

The Reading Test is based on four types of reading selections: social studies, natural sciences, literary narrative or prose fiction, and humanities. The Social Studies/Sciences reading skills subscore is based on the questions on the social studies and natural sciences passages, and the Arts/Literature readking skills subscore is based on the questions on the literary narrative or prose fiction passage, and the humanities passage.
  ● Social Studies (25%). Questions in this category are based on passages in the content areas of anthropology, archaeology, biography, business, economics, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  ● Natural Sciences (25%). Questions in this category are based on passages in the content areas of anatomy, astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, geology, medicine, meteorology, microbiology, natural history, physiology, physics, technology, and zoology.
  ● Literary Narrative (25%) or Prose Fiction (25%). Questions in the Literary Narrative category are based on intact short stories or excerpts from short stories or novels, or passages from memoirs and personal essays. Questions in the Prose Fiction category are based on intact short stories or excerpts from short stories and novels.
  ● Humanities (25%). Questions in this category are based on passages in the content areas of architecture, art, dance, ethics, film, language, literary criticism, music, philosophy, radio, television, and theater. Questions may be based on passages from memoirs and personal essays.
Literary Narrative is a broad category incorporating both prose fiction and literary non-fiction such as memoirs and personal essays. Each Reading Test will contain a passage from either the Literary Narrative or Prose Fiction category.


Tips

  ● Read the passage(s) carefully.
  ● Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to
  the question.
  ● Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.


Science Test

The Science Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. You are not permitted to use a calculator on the Science Test. Read more about Science Test content.

The test assumes that students are in the process of taking the core science course of study (three years or more) that will prepare them for college-level work and have completed a course in Earth science and/or physical science and a course in biology. The test presents several sets of scientific information, each followed by a number of multiple-choice test questions. The scientific information is conveyed in one of three different formats:
  ● data representation (graphs, tables, and other schematic forms)
  ● research summaries (descriptions of several related experiments)
  ● conflicting viewpoints (expressions of several related hypotheses or views that are inconsistent
  with one another)

The questions require you to:

  ● recognize and understand the basic features of, and concepts related to, the provided information
  ● examine critically the relationship between the information provided and the conclusions drawn or hypotheses developed
  ● generalize from given information to gain new information, draw conclusions, or make predictions

See sample questions or read test tips


Content Covered by the ACT Science Test

The content of the Science Test includes biology, chemistry, physics, and the Earth/space sciences (for example, geology, astronomy, and meteorology). Advanced knowledge in these subjects is not required, but background knowledge acquired in general, introductory science courses is needed to answer some of the questions. The test emphasizes scientific reasoning skills over recall of scientific content, skill in mathematics, or reading ability.
The scientific information is conveyed in one of three different formats:
  ● Data Representation (30-40%). This format presents graphic and tabular material similar to that found in science journals and texts. The questions associated with this format measure skills such as graph reading, interpretation of scatterplots, and interpretation of information presented in tables.
  ● Research Summaries (45-55%). This format provides descriptions of one or more related experiments. The questions focus upon the design of experiments and the interpretation of experimental results.
  ● Conflicting Viewpoints (15-20%). This format presents expressions of several hypotheses or views that, being based on differing premises or on incomplete data, are inconsistent with one another. The questions focus on the understanding, analysis, and comparison of alternative viewpoints or hypotheses


Tips

  ● Read the passage carefully.
  ● Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
  ● Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to
  the question.
  ● Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.


Writing Test(Optional)

The Writing Test is a 30-minute essay test that measures your writing skills-specifically those writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. The test consists of one writing prompt that will define an issue and describe two points of view on that issue. You are asked to respond to a question about your position on the issue described in the writing prompt. In doing so, you may adopt one or the other of the perspectives described in the prompt, or you may present a different point of view on the issue. Your score will not be affected by the point of view you take on the issue. See sample questions or read Writing Test tips


Tips

  ● Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet.
  ● Do some planning before writing the essay; you will be instructed to do your prewriting in your writing test booklet. You can refer to these notes as you write the essay on the lined pages in your answer folder.
  ● Do not skip lines and do not write in the margins. Write your essay legibly, in English, with a
  No. 2 pencil. Do not use ink, a mechanical pencil, or correction fluid.
  - Carefully read and consider all prompt material. Be sure you understand the issue, its perspectives, and your essay task.
  - The prewriting questions included with the prompt will help you analyze the perspectives and develop your own.
  - Use these questions to think critically about the prompt and generate effective ideas in response.
  Ask yourself how your ideas and analysis can best be supported and organized in a written argument.
  - Use the prewriting space in your test booklet to structure or outline your response.
  ● Establish the focus of your essay by making clear your argument and its main ideas. Explain and illustrate your ideas with sound reasoning and meaningful examples.
  ● Discuss the significance of your ideas: what are the implications of what you have to say, and why is your argument important to consider?
  ● As you write, ask yourself if your logic is clear, you have supported your claims, and you have chosen precise words to communicate your ideas.
  ● Take a few minutes, before time is called, to read over your essay:
  - Correct any mistakes in grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
  - If you find any words that are hard to read, recopy them.
  - Make any corrections and revisions neatly, between the lines. Do not write in the margins.

Related information
  ● Preparing for the Writing Test


 

Score Report to ACT with Essay


Composite Score

This section shows your Composite score, which is the average of your scores on the four multiple-choice subject area tests, rounded to the nearest whole number (.5 is rounded up). If you left any multiple-choice test completely blank, the Composite score is reported as adash (-.). Your ranks are the approximate percentages of recent high school graduates in the U.S. and your state who took the ACT and achieved a Composite score that was the same as or lower than yours.


Test Results

This section shows your scores on each of the multiple-choice subject area tests, which include English, mathematics, reading, science and writing, and your associated subscores. Subscores give you information about your specific strengths and weaknesses in the areas these tests cover. The subscores are computed separately; there is no arithmetic relationship between subscores and test scores (i.e., the test score is not the sum of the subscores). If you left any multiple-choice test completely blank, that test score is reported as a dash (-.).

Your ranks are the approximate percentages of recent high school graduates in the U.S. who took the ACT and received scores that are the same as or lower than your scores on the multiple-choice subject area tests and your subscores. Use your percentage ranks, not your actual subject area test scores(1-36), to compare your achievement across subject area tests.

Your subject area scores are shown graphically on the 1-36 scale with the ACT College Readiness Benchmark Scores. Benchmark scores indicate likely success in selected first-year college courses (a 50 percent chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75 percent chance of obtaining a C or higher). If your scores are at or above the ACT benchmark scores, you will likely be ready for first-year college courses.

Composite and Subscores: ACT test scores and the Composite score range from 1 to 36; subscores range from 1 to 18. Your Composite score is the average of your scores on the four subject tests. Subscores do not necessarily add up to your score for a subject test.

ACT College Readiness Benchmarks: If your scores are at or above the ACT benchmark scores, you will likely be ready for first-year college courses.

U.S. Rank and State Rank: Your ranks tell you the approximate percentages of recent high school graduates in the U.S. and your state who took the ACT and received scores that are the same as or lower than yours.

Interpreting Your Scores: Test scores are not precise measures of your educational development. ACT scores reported are the midpoint of a score range that represents your educational development at the time you took the ACT. For example, the score range is plus or minus one point for the Composite score. You will find more information about interpreting your scores in the Using Your ACT Results booklet provided with this report and at www.actstudent.org.


Specific to Writing

If you took the ACT with writing, your writing score and scores for four domains of writing competencies (Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, and Language Use and Conventions) are shown.

Your writing rank is the approximate percentage of recent high school students who took the ACT writing test as part of a special study and received scores that are the same as or lower than your score. Use your percentage rank to compare your performance on the writing test to other multiple-choice subject test areas.

Your writing score ranges from 1 to 36. The writing domain scores have a reported range of 2-12. There is no arithmetic relationship between domain scores and the Writing test score (i.e., the writing score is not the sum of the domain scores).

English Language Arts (ELA) If you took the ACT with writing, your English Language Arts(ELA) score is the average of your English, reading and writing scores, rounded to the nearest whole number (.5 is rounded up). The ELA score ranges from 1 to 36. Your ELA rank is the approximate percentage of recent high school students who took the ACT writing test as part of a special study and received ELA scores that are the same as or lower than your score.

STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Your STEM score is the average of your mathematics and science scores, rounded to the nearest whole number (.5 is rounded up). The STEM score ranges from 1 to 36. Your STEM rank is the approximate percentages of recent high school graduates in the U.S. who took the ACT and received STEM scores that are the same as or lower than yours.



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Calendar 2016-2017 Test Dates
and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 10, 2016

August 7, 2016 August 8-19, 2016

October 22, 2016

September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016

December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016

February 11, 2017*

January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017

April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017

June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

* No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.


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Score Report to ACT with Essay