ACT Information

  • ACT Information

    2013-2014

    Test

    Dates

    Sept 21

    Oct 26

    * #

    Dec 14

    *

    Feb 8

    Apr 12

    June 14

    *

    Regular Deadline

    Aug 23

    Sept 27

    Nov 8

     

    Jan 10

    Mar 7

    May 9

    Late Deadline

    Sept 6

    Oct 11

    Nov 22

    Jan 24

    Mar 21

    May 23

    (* - Test given in Falmouth    # - Test given at Dennis-Yarmouth)

     

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    Description of 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.