– ACT is the leading standardized test for admission to universities and colleges in US as well as hundreds of universities around the world. One of the familiar questions that students and parents ask is how to calculate ACT score?

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ACT exam covers the following sections:

  • English: 75 questions (45 minutes).
  • Math: 60 questions (60 minutes).
  • Reading: 40 questions (35 minutes).
  • Science: 40 questions (35 minutes).
  • Writing (optional): 1 essay (40 minutes).

How to calculate ACT score? Each exam is graded on a scale of 1 to 36, in which Writing is marked separately. The highest average score for the entire ACT test is 36.

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In addition to the four required skills, candidates can take the ACT test or not. If you choose to take the Writing section, you will receive a score from 0 to 12 for this test.

From 2015 onwards, the Writing section changes the lesson time from 30 minutes to 40 minutes and this is still an optional part. However, some universities will require students to take the Writing exam, so you should thoroughly understand the requirements of each school before deciding whether to register for this test or not.

Although it is a self-selected part, the Writing test result will help schools assess their views and logic thinking, thereby expressing the intellectual capacity of the writer, so most candidates choose to take this exam.

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How to calculate ACT score? For each correct answer, you will receive 1 raw score, and the total raw score of each section will be converted into scale score according to a scale from 1 to 36 by relying on the score conversion table (Scale Score Conversion Table). The final ACT score is simply the average of all four required sections, then rounding up to the nearest whole number.

For example, you get 24 points in Math, 23 points in Science, 26 points in Reading, and 25 points in English, your ACT score will be calculated as follows:

(24 + 23 + 26 + 25)/4 = 24.5

Rounding up will be 25 points.

Since the ACT test will not deduct points for incorrect answers, make sure you do not miss any questions on the test and focus on solving the questions that are in your own strength first.

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