Jr./Sr. High School Guidance

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RETAKING THE ACT TEST: Should You Test Again?

There are no limits on how many times you can take the ACT. You should consider retesting if:

  1. You had any problems during the test, such as misunderstanding the directions or being sick
  2. You aren't satisfied that your scores accurately represent your abilities
  3. You see a big difference between your ACT scores and your high school grades
  4. You have completed extra coursework or an intensive review in subject areas included in the ACT since you were last tested

How will you do on a retest?

ACT research shows that of the students who took the ACT more than once:

  • 55 % increased their composite score
  • 23 % decreased their composite score
  • 22 % had no change in their composite score

Click here to visit the official ACT WEBSITE

If you are unsure which test to take (ACT or SAT), please check in the Guidance Office for more detailed information. We have practice tests, study guides, and computer software for test preparation available for your use.