Up to 2 years ago, students were given the choice of sending colleges superscores of ACT test results, or merely their best total score on a single test. Now, according to the ACT website, ACT Inc. will automatically superscore your test results for you, simplifying the process of sending standardized test results to colleges for future applicants. While some schools have differing rules on superscoring tests, ACT Inc. has already stated on their website that they will still send composite scores to colleges that do not accept superscores. As a business, Leonard-Andrew Consulting follows the train of thought that, in time, colleges will find a way to shift to a different process than the traditional standardized testing methodology. However, ACT Inc.’s decision to automatically superscore test results will certainly make it easier for prospective college applicants to put forth their best work to colleges.
Do you know how to calculate your superscore if you wish to do it yourself?
- Gather all ACT score reports since 2016
- Identify your best score in each of the 4 subjects
- Calculate the average by adding these 4 scores together, dividing by 4, and then rounding to the nearest whole number
> Superscores are available as soon as scoring is completed on at least a second ACT test.
> And, while not all colleges will superscore, many do, and that number is steadily increasing. LAC recommends that you review a college’s test score policy under admissions requirements on their website.
> Also note; the writing score is not part of a superscore or your composite score.
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