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ACT Testing

ACT Testing, 2016-17 Information

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What is the ACT?
The ACT assessment measures skills necessary forcollege coursework. The ACT consists of tests in four areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. Each of these tests contains multiple-choice questions that offer either four or five answer choices from which a student chooses the correct, or best, answer.

Who takes the ACT?
Juniors and seniors preparing for college admissions.

When is the ACT administered?
The ACT is given on national and international test dates at numerous times between September and July, but the ACT will be given at SMA on 10/10/2016 and 02/11/2017.

Where does a student take the ACT?
Check the admission ticket for test location information.

How does a student register for the ACT?
Go to First time registrants will create an account, then follow procedures for test registration. Students or parents can register on their own; however, the SMA Guidance Counselor is available to offer assistance with the registration process. Students will be expected to meet the registration deadlines. You will need the School Code: 446320, and the Test Center Code: 188690. Please contact Mrs. Ritchie, the Guidance Counselor, if you experience problems while attempting to register.

How much does the ACT cost?
The approximate cost is $42.50 (no writing) or $58.50 (plus writing). Students or parents can pay for the test using a credit card.

What about the score reports?
Score reports are available online 3-4 weeks after the test date.

We encourage all juniors to take the ACT at least once during their Junior Year.

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