Description of the ACT
The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT with writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a writing test.
||Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.
||Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.
||Measures reading comprehension.
||Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.
|Optional Writing Test
||Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.
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