ssat.vn – Among the essential factors in admission to universities in the US, the ACT certificate is one of the important conditions. So how high your ACT scores need to be for your application to stand out? Let’s explore the ACT scoring system.
Frequently asked questions about the ACT
- Will students lose points for wrong answers?
During the ACT scoring process, the examiner only counts the correct answers. For incorrect or blank answers, no points will be deducted.
- What is the ACT Score Scale?
ACT scores are on a scale of 1-36. This is the total score of the exam subjects (English, mathematics, reading, science), rounded to the nearest whole number. Fractions less than half are rounded down; Fractions half and up are rounded up.
- What is the ACT subscore?
ACT Subscore scores are used to determine a student’s strengths and weaknesses in four test subjects. Subscore scores range from 1 to 18 and they are also scaled from your raw score. However, there is NO direct relationship between your subscore and your overall score. Your subscore just gives you more information about your performance on the test and the areas you might want to improve on.
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- What is the ACT test structure?
Before learning about the ACT scoring system, we must know the structure of the ACT test first to understand how to convert points based on the number of questions in each section.
|Test||Number of Questions||Reporting Categories||Minutes per Test
|English||75||· Production of Writing (29-32%)
· Knowledge of Language (13-19%)
· Conventions of Standard English (51-56%)
|Mathematics||60||· Preparing for higher math (57-60%)
❖ Number & Quantity (7–10%)
❖ Algebra (12–15%)
❖ Functions (12–15%)
❖ Geometry (12–15%)
❖ Statistics & Probability (8–12%)
· Integrating essential skills (40-43%)
|Reading||40||· Key ideas and details (55-60%)
· Craft and structure (25-30%)
· Integration of knowledge and ideas (13-18%)
|Science||40||· Interpretation of data (45-55%)
· Scientific investigation (20-30%)
· Evaluation of Models, inferences, and experimental results (25-35%)
|1 essay||The section consists of one writing prompt that describes a complex issue and provides three different perspectives.
You are asked to write an essay in which you develop your own perspective on the issue and must analyze the relationship between your own perspective and one or more other perspectives.
|Scale Score||English Raw Score||Math Raw Score||Reading Raw Score||Science Raw Score|
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