Resources for Journalists

National Press Release, National Score Report and State Readiness Reports


Student Test-Takers
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Richard L. Ferguson
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Dr. Ferguson was ACT's chief executive officer and chairman of the board.
Jon Whitmore became ACT's chief executive officer on September 1, 2010.

Cynthia B. Schmeiser
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Dr. Schmeiser is president and chief operating officer of ACT's Education Division.

Audio Files

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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