How is the ACT Scored?
- Each subject area test is scaled from 1 to 36. These four scores are then averaged to provide a composite score from 1 to 36.
- The optional Writing Test receives four scores (in Ideas & Analysis, Development & Support, Organization, and Language Use & Conventions) from 2–12. These scores are averaged for an overall Writing Test score of 2–12.
- The ACT does not deduct points for incorrect answers.