Registration is now open for the Feb. 9 ACT achievement test. Students who plan to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Jan. 11.

 

Registration is now open for the Feb. 9 ACT achievement test. Students who plan to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Jan. 11.
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards.
The ACT has four sections - English, mathematics, reading and science. Students who take the ACT Plus Writing complete an optional writing test. Unlike other exams, students are not penalized for guessing or answering all the questions on each test section. In fact, it is beneficial for test takers to answer all questions within the time allowed.
During registration, students can select up to four colleges to receive their score reports. ACT scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities across the United States. ACT reports scores only when requested to do so by the student. Additional score reports are available for a small fee.
The cost for the ACT test without writing is $35. When combined with the optional ACT Writing Test, the total cost is $50.50. Students who qualify can apply for a fee waiver through their high school counselor.
For more information or to obtain free sample items, visit the ACT website at www.actstudent.org. Students can register for the exam on the website or by picking up registration forms from their high school counseling offices.