ACT Test Overview
The ACT Test is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process. The ACT assesses a student's college readiness in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. Students may also take the ACT Plus Writing which includes a 30 minute Writing exam. The ACT Test serves a similar function to the SAT in that both are used by colleges and universities as a factor in admissions.