The test of all tests

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All students anticipate the most infamous test that is talked about nationwide, the ACT. The ACT test is coming up for all juniors nationwide on February 20, 2019. This test date is the only mandatory ACT for juniors.

The ACT test is a mandatory test that all high school students take either their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. The test is reviewed by colleges, and plays a large role in determining if you are accepted to their university. Scores also determine eligibility for financial aid.

According to, “Many colleges require scores from the ACT or SAT tests as a part of the admissions process.  Your ACT score is a key component of your college applications.”

Previous ACT tests were held on September 8, 2018, October 27, 2018, and December 8, 2018. There is another optional test date held on February 9, 2019 which is also the day of Sweethearts.  There are three more test sessions held in Spring of 2019.

The test is scored out of 36, with several different categories. Science, math, English, and reading are required. Writing is an optional portion which only certain colleges look at, and few require.

Each section has an individual score out of 36, and then there is a composite score also out of 36.

The day of the test, you should be prepared to bring the following items. #2 pencils, the ACT test ticket (printed off), erasers, a form of ID, and snacks and a water bottle for during the break.

Test takers should arrive 15-20 minutes early so they can be directed in the right direction, get settled, and take some time to calm down.

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