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What is the ACT?
The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized exam that was introduced as an alternative to the SAT used for college admission. The ACT consists of four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science. There is also an optional Writing portion of the exam.
The ACT is a 3 hour and 30 minute exam consisting of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and a writing section. The breakdown of each section is as follows:
ACT Test Section
# of Questions
Punctuation Grammar and usage Sentence structure Rhetorical skills
Social Studies Natural Sciences Prose Fiction Humanities
Data Representation Research Summaries Conflicting Viewpoints
Optional Writing Test
Ideas & Analysis Development & Support Organization Language Use & Conventions
ACT Test Dates
The ACT is offered 6 times annually in September, October, December, February, April, and June. It is always given on a Saturday. Students with credible religious obligations on a test date can request an alternate testing date (Visit http://www.actstudent.org for more details).