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Pre-ACT scoring?

I'm planning on taking the Pre-ACT soon, and I'm not really sure how it's scored. What's the total score it's out of? And how similar is it to the actual ACT exam?

6 months ago

The Pre-ACT is designed to give you an idea of how you might perform on the actual ACT exam and to help you identify areas where you may need to improve. The scoring for the Pre-ACT is very similar to the ACT, but there are some differences in the score range.

For the Pre-ACT, the scoring range is 1-35 for each of the four sections, which include English, Math, Reading, and Science. Your Composite score is the average of these four section scores, rounded to the nearest whole number. So, the maximum total (Composite) score is 35, while on the actual ACT, the maximum score is 36.

As for content and structure, the Pre-ACT is quite similar to the actual ACT. It includes the same four sections as the ACT, though it has fewer questions (135 on the Pre-ACT vs. 215 on the ACT) and is shorter in duration (2 hours and 10 minutes for Pre-ACT, 2 hours and 55 minutes for ACT without Writing). The question styles and types are also similar, so taking the Pre-ACT will help you become familiar with the format and give you a better understanding of what to expect on the actual ACT.

While the Pre-ACT is certainly a useful diagnostic tool that can help guide your test preparation, remember that it's still a practice test, so use the results to identify areas for improvement and tailor your study plan accordingly. Good luck with your test preparation!

6 months ago

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