The American College Testing (ACT) college readiness assessment is a standardized test intended to assess a student’s readiness for university education. The questions are designed to measure the test takers’ general knowledge and educational development and to see how capable they are when required to complete college-level work via many multiple choice tests consisting of English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science. There is also an optional writing test where students write a short essay. This test is for students who are in grades 7-12 (year 8-13).
In the ACT exam, there are four subjects at which the students will be examined and tested:

1) English

   - Contain 75 multiple-choice questions

   - Test would last approximately 45 minutes

   - Mainly measures English usage ability and rhetorical skills.


2) Mathematics

   - Consists of 60 questions

   - Lasts for 60 minutes

   - Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of         Grade 12 ( Topics include Algebra, Geometry, Elementary Trigonometry, Reasoning and Problem-Solving).


3) Reading

   - Consists of 40 questions

   - Lasts for 35 minutes

   - Measures reading comprehension.


4) Science

   - Consists of 40 questions

   - Lasts for 35 minutes

   - Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in                natural sciences.


(Optional) Writing Test

  - Student needs to complete 1 essay prompt in 40 minutes

  - Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition       courses (procedures include : analyzing the merits/demerits of an argument, suggesting improvements,       identifying flaws within the arguments etc. )

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