ACT Explore

Helping students in eighth and ninth grade plan high school courses, prepare for the ACT® test, think about college, or choose a career direction.


The Future of ACT Explore

Evolving to meet your assessment needs

ACT Explore® is no longer available for purchase. ACT will support ACT Explore testing after June 13, 2014 only where pre-existing contractual obligations necessitate. If your school or district is testing under a special contract, please continue to follow instructions from your state’s department of education or other contracting agency regarding ACT Explore testing in 2015–2016.

ACT has launched our new student readiness assessment system, ACT Aspire®. ACT Aspire is the first computer-based longitudinal assessment system connecting student progress from the elementary grades through high school in the context of college and career readiness.

See below for more information about ACT Explore, or follow the link at right to learn more about migrating to ACT Aspire.

Migrating to ACT Aspire

ACT is fully committed to providing you with the tools and support needed to migrate successfully to ACT Aspire.

Frequently Asked Questions

See our answers to the most frequently asked questions about ACT Explore.

Preparing for ACT Explore

Tips and strategies to help get ready for test day

Students are already preparing to take ACT Explore with what they learn in school. But for some extra help, we have sample questions, test-taking tips, and insights about what to expect on the test. 



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Learn and grow

Beyond Academics

Planning for success