Officers at ACT have announced it will add a new policy of allowing test-takers to retake specific sections of the exam.
The ACT is a standardized test, like the SAT, that most colleges require students to take and send in their scores in order to be considered for admission. The test is out of a composite score of 36 and consists of five sections: Math, Reading, English, and Science, and an optional essay.
Like the SAT, if test takers would like to retake the test they are allowed to, however they would have to retake the entire exam, even if they were just trying to improve their score on one section. Many students retake the SAT/ACT in order to improve a specific section, since most colleges “superscore”, which means if a student takes the SAT/ACT multiple times, the college will add together their highest scores of each section.
However, starting next September, the ACT will allow students to retake individual sections of the test, meaning they do not have to take the entire three hour test if just trying to get a better score on their Math section.