THE ACT (11TH & 12TH GRADE)
The ACT Assessment is a college admissions exam that is accepted by all colleges and universities to make entrance decisions. It is designed to measure high school students’ college readiness and is made up of multiple-choice tests that cover four skill areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The writing test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
Each section of the ACT is scored on a 1-36 point scale and averaged to form a "Composite Score" on the same scale, though the writing test is scored on a scale of 1-8. The test should take about two hours and 55 minutes.
For more information please go to ACT's Website and to register for the exam please go to ACT's Registration Website to create an account. Please know that neither SHS or your school counselor can register for the exam for you. You must do so yourself! Once you have created an account, you will be able to register for the ACT. During the registration process, you will be asked questions about your high school, your high school classes, your background, your family, and your interests. In addition, you will also be asked for identifying information such as your name, address, phone number, email, and social security number. Upon completing this information, you can proceed to register for the ACT itself.
To learn about dates for this school year, ways to prepare for the test, costs, the test structure, various facts and how it compares to the SAT please click on the link below.
For students that are interested in materials or ways to prepare for the exam ahead of time, it is suggested that they enroll in SHS "Test Prep For Your Future" course. Likewise, ACT offers free resources through their ACT Learning Academy Website and/or mobile app.