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3 Things you should know about the new ACT

The ACT is changing this September. What are the changes and how will this affect students? ACT is still ironing out the details, but here is what we know so far. ACT announced two big changes to the ACT test: 1) students will now have the opportunity to take the test online and 2) students will be able to retake individual sections of the test.

Retaking a section of the test could be great news for many students who would like to improve a section score thereby improving their overall composite score. The ACT is an intense, fast-moving test with students responding to 215 questions over four sections (more than the SAT’s 154 questions) within a total testing time of 2 hours and 55 minutes (shorter than the SAT’s 3 hours). Retaking one section of the test could help students improve their overall score, especially those who struggle maintaining intense focus for that long.


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