The ACT test is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career
planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.
- The ACT motivates students to perform to their best ability and
often results in increased college enrollment, especially for underrepresented
- Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high
school and provide colleges and universities with excellent information
for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention.
- To support college and career planning, the ACT career exploration
component helps students identify personally relevant career options.
The ACT test measures what students have learned in their courses and
measures their skills in English, math, science and reading. The
ACT helps students:
- Understand what they need to learn next so they can build rigorous
high school course plans.
- Identify career areas that align with their interests.
- Increase the likelihood that they will consider pursuing a college
For more information on the ACT test, visit http://act.org/.