American College Testing (ACT)
The ACT is a standardized test that measures high school achievement and is used primarily as a college admissions and readiness indicator. Students should take the ACT beginning in the spring of their 11th grade year only if they are planning on entering a 4-year college/university immediately after high school graduation.
The ACT consists of four tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning along with an optional Writing section. The four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1-36. A composite score is also given that provides an overall view of performance on the test in general
Students taking the ACT for the first time should elect to take the optional writing portion. All four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the ACT and most require this test and/or the SAT for admissions purposes.
ACT Test Dates and Registration information can be found at http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
The ACT Question of the Day can be found at http://www.actstudent.org/qotd/