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The “ACT” Test is a set of four multiple-choice tests that cover English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and an optional Writing Test. Each section of the test is scored on a scale of 1-36 on each section of the test (English, Math, Reading, and Science), and a composite score, an average of the four sections, is also reported. The composite score falls between 1-36. The national average score is about 21.

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* All ACT test dates are administered at 8 a.m. at Mars Area High School. Students should report as early as 7:30am and no later than 7:40am. 

* Students should bring at least two #2 pencils, a four function calculator, and a photo ID

* Non-writing test takers are typically done around 11:30am.  Writing test takers are typically done around noon.

Students can register online at For cost information, please refer to the "ACT FEES" section.