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ACT Technical Manual Supplement


This supplement contains technical information about updates to the ACT. It is intended to accompany the ACT Technical Manual as the two together represent comprehensive documentation of the technical characteristics of the ACT in light of its intended purposes. 


Since fall 2015, score reports have contained readiness scores and indicators designed to show performance and preparedness in areas important to success after high school. For students to gain insights into possible directions for college and career, they need to understand their areas of strength and also those areas where they need to improve. Starting in the 2016-2017 academic year, the addition of ACT reporting categories and ACT Readiness Ranges are important enhancements to the ACT score reports.

Content Guide

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. ACT Test Reporting Categories and Blueprints
  • 2. Additional Scores and Indicators
  • 3. Student, High School, and College Reports
  • 4. Online Testing and Mode Comparability
  • 5. References
  • Tables
  • Figures

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