The ACT Test Plan for the Future

Preparing for What Comes Next

ACT Superscoring is Now Available!

ACT will now provide an automatically calculated ACT Superscore to all students who have taken the ACT more than once from September 2016 to current day. Log in to MyACT to view and send scores.

Superscoring:
Keep your best section scores, and use your best overall score.

The ACT Superscore is beneficial because it takes the average of the four best subject scores from each ACT test attempt—and counts it as your official score.

Why Superscoring is Important and How it Promotes Student Success

At ACT, we are grounded in research. We listen and respond when new information comes to light. Over the last two years, we’ve been investigating whether Superscoring is a fair and valid practice. After extensive research, we found that Superscores were more predictive of how students would perform in their college courses than other scoring methods.

A few things to know about Superscoring: 

  • ACT supports the use of superscoring in making college admissions decisions.  
  • Colleges set their own policies regarding superscoring. However, ACT will supply them at least one full composite score with each superscore, plus all the scores from the test events that are part of the superscore composite. 
  • We encourage colleges and universities to consider adding superscoring to their score-use policy because, as our research shows, superscores are just as predictive – if not more predictive – of first-year grades than other scoring methods.   
 

Get a head start on college planning by understanding your superscore.