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ACT Testing

17-18 Test Dates (April & October for MHS)

2017-2018

 
  • Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
    October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017
    December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
    February 10, 2018* January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
    April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
    June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
    July 14, 2018* June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018

To better prepare you for test day, learn all you can about the ACT exam. ACT is made up of four multiple choice tests and an optional written test that assess your high school general education and your ability to take college level courses. The multiple choice section of the exam includes questions cover English, math, science and reading.

What is the ACT?

The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.

Test

 

 

Content

English

75 questions

45 minutes

Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.

Mathematics

60 questions

60 minutes

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

Reading

40 questions

35 minutes

Measures reading comprehension.

Science

40 questions

35 minutes

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

Optional Writing Test

1 prompt

30 minutes

Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

Check to see what your college requires for testing: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/

Tips for Taking the ACT

  • 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, 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.
  • If you are taking the ACT Plus Writing, see these Writing Test tips.

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