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ACT Tweaks Its Popular College Admissions Test

ACT has announced a series of changes—most of which involve the addition of new scores—to its college admissions test.

The changes are relatively minor, such that students will likely not notice much of a difference.

In addition to English, math, reading and science scores, some of the new scores will include:

  • A STEM score based on students' scores on the math and science sections.
  • An English language score based on students' scores on English, reading and writing.
  • A "progress toward career readiness" score based on demonstrated knowledge in areas that support workplace success.

The changes follow the College Board’s recent overhaul of the SAT, which in terms of number of students taking the tests, has lost ground to ACT in recent years.

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