ACT - Instructions
This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics,
reading, and science. These tests measure skills and
abilities highly related to high school course work and
success in college. Calculators may be used on the
mathematics test only.
The questions in each test are numbered, and the
suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the
answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to
match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered
to correspond to the suggested answers.
For each question, first decide which answer is best.
Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals
Numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval
In that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in
That oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your
marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.
Only responses marked on your answer document will
be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on
the number of questions you answer correctly during the
time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized
for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer
every question even if you must guess.
You may work on each test only when the testing staff
tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called
for that test, you should use the time remaining to
reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test.
You may not look back to a test on which time has already
been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To
do so will disqualify you from the examination.
Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at
the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or
alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do
so will disqualify you from the examination.
Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.