How Scoring Works with the ACT


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On the ACT, your Math score is reported _____.

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1. True or false: your essay score is factored into your composite score?

2. On the ACT, what happens when you answer a multiple-choice question wrong?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ACT uses a precise system of measurement to determine student scores, and while this system may leave many feeling perplexed, our quiz/worksheet can help you learn the crux of the exam scoring. After answering questions related to the make-up of the test results, you will have to apply your knowledge to determine which score is higher in a sample problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, students will have to know:

  • Scale scores of each subject
  • How the essay portion fits into the grading
  • If points are deducted for wrong answers
  • How the composite score relates to all four scores

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such composite score
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding scale scores and points awarded for right answers
  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge to answer a sample problem about two different scores

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ACT, you can watch the related video lesson on ACT Scoring. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determining raw scores, scale scores, and composite scores
  • How subscores are measured
  • Use of percentiles, ranks, and national rank