• ACT stands for American College Testing. Here are a few things to know about it:

    · Norm-referenced test taken in grades 11 and 12.  This is also state-mandated and given to every 11th grade student in the spring of each school year. 

    · Compares individuals and groups with a national norming group

    · Assesses student ability in English usage, reading (social studies, science, art/literature), mathematics usage, and science reasoning

    · Used to compare student performance with similar schools/school systems (socio-economic, size, etc.)

    · Used to plan college selection