ACT to allow students to retake individual test sections next year

Beginning in September of 2020, students will have the option to retake individual sections of the ACT test instead of the entire college entrance exam.

In addition to being able to retake individual ACT section tests (English, Math, Reading, Science and/or Writing), students will have the option to take the test online on national test days at ACT test centers.

Online testing offers faster results (two days) compared to traditional paper testing (about two weeks).

A third new option for students who take the test more than once will be to have the ACT report a “superscore” giving colleges the option to use the student’s best scores from all test administrations.

“Students come first at ACT, and these groundbreaking new options will directly benefit them, providing more choices, an improved testing experience, and a better opportunity to showcase their readiness and reach their maximum potential,” said Suzana Delanghe, ACT chief commercial officer, in a statement. “With these changes, ACT is evolving to meet students in the digital world in which they live. We want to do a better job of helping them succeed.”

Read more about the recent changes to the ACT test here.

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