The ACT test is a curriculum-based education and career planning tool for high school students that assesses the mastery of college readiness standards. Academic skills are assessed in English, Reading, Mathematics and Science Reasoning.
The ACT is required for admissions at most college and universities in the state of Utah, as well as out of state institutions. Many merit based scholarships require ACT scores for eligibility.
The ACT is offered to all students in their junior year at no cost. Test date is usually the first week in March.
Most students who take the ACT an additional time see an increased score.
Senior students who require scores for college admission and/or scholarships should take the exam early in the fall in order to receive scores in time.
ACT PREP RESOURCES
All students are encouraged to study previous to the exam date.
The following are some resources to help students prepare for the exam:
ACT.org offers the ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live (an interactive teaching experience), ACT Online Prep, the Official ACT Prep Guide (An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test), and Sample Test Questions.
Shmoop ACT Test Prep is funded by Utah state for High School students. It is a great resource for diagnostic tools, timed practice exams, tutorials etc. It is a great ACT crash course. Students must enter a code to gain access to free materials. Please see counselors for magic code.
*The registration code for ALA High School students is: 450-413*
OTHER ACT RESOURCES
ACT fees: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/actfees.html