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(American College Test)

The ACT Program is another standardized exam used by colleges to predict a student’s potential success in college. Scores on the ACT range from 1-36 with a score of 20 being close to the 50th percentile. The test is composed of four academic sections with a fifth Writing section as optional. The English test is a 75 question, 45-minute test that measures understanding of the conventions of standard written English and rhetorical skills. The Mathematics test is a 60 question, 60-minute test designed to assess the mathematical skills students have typically acquired through courses taken up to the beginning of 12th grade. The Reading test is a 40 question, 35-minute test that measures reading comprehension. The Science test is a 40 question, 35-minute test that measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.

Again, the Writing test is optional and requires an additional fee if a student wants to take it, registering for the ACT Plus Writing. This test will be administered after the four multiple choice tests, and will not affect the composite score. The Writing test is a 30-minute essay test that measures your writing skills.

Students may take this test more than one time. Multiple tutoring/classes and materials are available around the city to help a student prepare for the ACT. If a student finds that he/she took the test and would like help preparing to take it a second time, he/she can contact the Guidance Office for information about our SmartPrep classes available. There are other test prep opportunities offered outside of CCS; see that tab to the left.

New! CCS administers act on campus!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 7:45 a.m. - 12:00  p.m.

CCS will be administering the ACT (minus the writing portion) on the junior/senior high campus on the date above only. The state law is clear that the ACT meets the Ohio's graduation requirements to earn a high school diploma for the Class of 2018 and beyond as one of the three diploma options. Please do not schedule any appointments or absences on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, between 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. if you would like to be a part of the ACT administration on CCS's campus.

ACT practice tests will be distributed to students on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

  • Juniors will automatically be administered the test on this date, with the fee paid for by the state.
  • Any seniors or sophomores may also take the ACT at this time. The cost of the test for sophomores and seniors is $42.50. Students who plan to take the test must sign up on this ACT sign-up link, and pay CCS by Friday, January 6, 2017. Students will automatically be registered for this test through the guidance office once payment has been received.

Registration materials and a preparation booklet are available in the Guidance office. The preferred form of registration is on-line at  CCS' ACT School Code: 360-954

Off-Campus 2016-2017 ACT testing dates and deadlines