The ACT® assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
Students are encouraged to take the ACT® test at least once during their junior year and again in the early fall of their senior year in time to meet college and scholarship application deadlines. Itineris juniors will take the state-wide ACT in March, while seniors will take the nation-wide ACT in October, completing registration in Connect Time.
ACT® encourages online registration. Click here to access the ACT® online registration page. When registering, students will be asked to identify their high school by code. The code for Itineris Early College High School is 450-452. Students will also be asked to select colleges/universities that they would like their scores sent to. Students are encouraged to send scores to SLCC, as ACT scores may be used in place of Accuplacer scores to satisfy course prerequisites.
Preparing for the ACT
Below are several online sites in which students may take practice ACT questions/tests and read through general tips on how to prepare for this college entrance exam. There are also ACT preparation apps available for download through the Apple Store or Android Market.