Resources for Journalists


Archival 50th Anniversary Photos
1959 Test Administration
Early Test Form
ACT Founders E.F. Lindquist and Ted McCarrell (standing beside scoring machine)

Student Test-Takers
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Richard L. Ferguson
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Dr. Ferguson is ACT's chief executive officer and chairman of the board.
Cynthia B. Schmeiser
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Dr. Schmeiser is president and chief operating officer of ACT's Education Division.

Sample ACT Test Questions—College Readiness Benchmarks

The sample ACT test questions include a passage and/or a test item from each of the four ACT tests in English, reading, mathematics and science. Students who score at or above the College Readiness Benchmark on a test (18 in English, 21 in reading, 22 in mathematics and 24 in science) will be able to correctly answer the sample item for that test.

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