A three-and-one-half hour examination which tests ability in English, mathematics, social studies, and natural sciences. Scores are reported in a range from 1 to 36 for each subject area.
A standardized test that measures English, Math, and Reading. Accepted by many colleges and universities.
A battery of tests designed to measure achievement; created and administered to groups of students by the American College Testing Program. It is used as a criterion for college and university admissions.
An alternative to the SSAT, the American College Test is a higher education admissions test which is accepted by an increasing number of US colleges and universities.
May be used instead of SATs. Scores reported in four subjects and averaged in Composite. Scores range to 36.
The ACT is a college entrance exam administered by the American College Testing Corporation that measures educational development in English, mathematics, social studies, and the natural sciences. Scores are reported as 1 to 36, with 36 as the highest. Most colleges accept scores from either the ACT or SAT®.
One of the two national standardized college entrance examinations used in the US. The other is the SAT. The ACT is widely used in the West and Midwest. Most universities require either the ACT or the SAT as part of an application for admission.