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Residual ACT Assessment

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Residual Testing Regulations:

Residual testing is provided for participating colleges that wish to administer the ACT Assessment to their enrolled or admitted students. Following are some major features of residual testing:

Results are reported only to the college administering the test. No Student Reports or High School Reports are generated and no Additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other college.

Students may not repeat residual testing until 60 days have passed since their previous testing on an non-national basis.

Residual testing is not accepted for NCAA initial eligibility.


Each of the Tests is constructed to measure knowledge and skills typically taught in high school that are important for successfully completing a college education.

English Test (45 minutes) –The English Test measure your understanding of the conventions of standard written English in punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure and your skill in making the kinds of cessions made by good writers related to strategy, organization , and style.

Mathematics Test (60 minutes) —The Mathematics Test measure the mathematical skills that you have acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. The test requires you to use your reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. Knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills are assumed as background for the problems. {You may use a calculator in the ACT Assessment Mathematics Test (but not on any of the other tests in the ACT Assessment). You are not required to use a calculator. All of the problems can be solved without a calculator. You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features in the prohibited list

Reading Test (35 minutes) - The Reading Test measure reading comprehension as a product of your skill in referring and reasoning. The test items require you to derive meaning from several tests by referring to what is explicitly stated and by reasoning to determine implicit meanings and to draw conclusion, comparisons, and generalizations.

Science Test (35 minutes) – The Science Test measure your skills in the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving required in natural science coursework. Test content is drawn from biology, chemistry, physic and the Earth/space sciences.

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Results are generally available in the Admissions Office, Hearnes Hall 106, two days after the test. Photo ID is required to pick up results. Results will not be given out over the phone. You may request to have scores mailed.

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