The ACT program is a comprehensive system for collecting and reporting information about students planning to enter postsecondary education.
The program consists of four major components:
Tests of Educational Development
The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. The tests emphasize reasoning, analysis, problem solving, and the integration of learning from various sources, as well as the application of these proficiencies to the kinds of tasks college students are expected to perform.
Course/Grade Information Section
This component provides 30 self-reported high school grades in English, mathematics, natural sciences, social studies, language, and the arts. The courses include those that customarily form the core of a college preparatory curriculum and are frequently required for admission to college.
Student Profile Section (SPS)
The SPS contains information reported by students, in such categories as educational plans, interests, and needs, financial aid, and demographic background information.
The ACT Interest Inventory
This 72-item survey reports scores that parallel six interest and occupational types, helping students identify majors consistent with their interests.
The ACT assessment is administered each spring to all Kentucky public school grade 11 students.
Manuals and Supplements
ACT DAC Guide
ACT Calculator Policy
ACT PearsonAccess Basics
Using PearsonAcccessNext for the ACT Test
Consent to Release Information to ACT
(for ACT-Approved Accommodations requests)
Online Score Reports
Students who participate in State and District Testing and receive college-reportable scores on the ACT may view their scores and score report on a free ACT student web account. Scores are available online three to eight weeks after the test date.
KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601