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Quick Facts about the 

English, Reading and Writing ACT Tests



English45 minutes75 questions
Reading35 minutes 40 questions
Writing (optional)30 minutesessay


English
Content/SkillsNumber of questions
Usage /Mechanics40
Punctuation     10
Grammar/usage     12
Sentence structure     18
Rhetorical Skills35
Strategy      12
Organization     11
Style     12
Reading
Passages
40
Prose Fiction     10
Social Science     10
Humanities     10
Natural Sciences     10



Scaled
Score
English Raw ScoreReading Raw Score
367540
3573-7439
347238
337137
327036
316935
306834
2966-6733
286532
2763-6430-31
2661-6229
2559-6028
2457-5826-27
2355-5625
2252-5424
2149-5123
2046-4821-22
1944-4520
1841-4319
1739-4018
1636-3816-17
1533-3515
1431-3214
1329-3012-13
1227-2810-11
1125-269
1023-247-8
9226
818-21--
715-175
612-144
59-113
47--
35-62
23-41
10-20


To figure your composite ACT score, you take the scaled scores for English, math, reading, and science and divide by four.

Average scores for each test state by state.