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Statement on 2008 ACT Scores from U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings


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.


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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 item for that test.

News Conference – ACT College Readiness Report 2008

On August 12, Cynthia Schmeiser, president and chief operating officer of ACT's Education Division, held a telephone news conference to discuss this year's score report. Listen to Dr. Schmeiser's remarks (MP3; 15.7MB) and reporters' questions and answers (MP3; 30.5MB).

For additional information, please contact ACT Media Relations at (319) 337-1028.