In a move designed to open collegiate doors to significantly more students than ever before and support more students in the college admissions process, Anne Arundel County Public Schools will pay for all high school juniors to take the ACT college entrance exam beginning this spring.
The ACT is designed to assess the degree to which a student is prepared for college-level work. It has four main sections – English, Reading, Math, and Science – as well as an optional writing component. Approximately 5,600 AACPS juniors will be given all but the writing component during the April administration of the ACT. The test will be administered during the school day.
The ACT is the most frequently administered college admissions assessment, with more than 1.9 million students in the United States taking it last school year. The test is accepted for admissions by all four-year universities in the United States and more than 225 universities around the world. It is also accepted by Anne Arundel Community College.
Additional features offered by the ACT can help students plan for future career opportunities. These include:
- the ACT Interest Inventory
- a Student Profile
- the Career Map
- and Career Readiness Indicator