The ACT test is a test of educational development and measures how much the student has already learned. It reflects the high school experience, being more closely tied to curriculum and covering concepts taught in most secondary schools. The overall test time is two hours, fifty-five minutes plus an optional thirty-minute writing test. The ACT consists of tests in four areas: English, Reading, Math, and Science Reasoning and an optional Writing test.
The ACT at a glance:
English – 75 questions to answer in 45 minutes
Math – 60 questions to answer in 60 minutes (calculator use permitted)
Reading – 40 questions to answer in 35 minutes
Science Reasoning – 40 questions to answer in 35 minutes
NO penalties for wrong answers…SO…Answer all questions!!!
Scoring: Each section is scored from 1 – 36. A composite score is determined by averaging the four subject areas. The ACT also offers an optional 30-minute Writing Assessment test. We encourage students to take the writing test at least once. A scored generated weighting two-thirds of the multiple choice score and one-third of the written score will represent the English writing score. Please check college websites for specific policies regarding the ACT Writing Assessment.
Oklahoma ACT Webpage