The ACT, first administered in 1959, is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions and was created as a competitor to the more widely-known SAT. Many believe the ACT to be the more straightforward examination, as it seeks to measure high school students’ general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work. The ACT covers four basic skill areas – English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The test also has an optional Writing component. In recent years, the ACT has dramatically increased its number of test-takers. In fact, in 2011, the ACT surpassed the SAT as 1,666,017 students took the ACT and 1,664,479 students took the SAT.
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