The American college test or ACT is a standardized test for college admissions in United States .It measures high school students general educational developement and their capability to complete college level work.The test includes the following sections :-
ACT states that its scores provide an indicator of "college readiness," and that scores in each of the subtests correspond to skills in entry-level college courses in English, Algebra, Social Science, Humanities, and Biology.Many colleges accept SAT and ACT exams interchangebly thereby making it an important exam for a student for his college admissions
Format and Timing
The subject test sore range from 1 to 36 . The English, mathematics, and reading tests also have subscores ranging from 1 to 18. (The subject score is not the sum of the subscores.) The composite score is the average of all four tests. In addition, students taking the optional writing test receive a writing score ranging from 2 to 12, a combined English/writing score ranging from 1 to 36 (based on the writing score and English score), and one to four comments on the essay from the essay scorers. The writing score does not affect the composite score.
The test is offered six times a year and the students have an option of choosing between two formats . The first format ACT assessment cost $34 and ACT assessment plus writing cost $49.50.
The time allotted to complete each section increases its overall difficulty (equalizing it to the SAT). 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
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