Description of the ACT
The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT with writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a writing test.
|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||40 minutes||Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.|