Overview

ACT Plan is no longer available for purchase. ACT will support ACT Plan 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 Plan testing in 2014–2015.

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.

ACT Explore and ACT Plan have evolved into ACT Aspire.

ACT Aspire is now available to meet your college and career readiness assessment needs for grade 3 through early high school. ACT is fully committed to providing you with the tools and support needed to migrate successfully to ACT Aspire.

For Students

Taking ACT Plan as a 10th grader is a great way to prepare for the ACT Test—and helps you get ready to succeed in college and beyond! ACT Plan includes four multiple-choice tests: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Your skills in these subjects will make a big difference—in school and, eventually, in your career. Your ACT Plan score report will help identify your strengths and areas where you need improvement.

Subject Number of Questions How Long It Takes
English 30 minutes
Usage/Mechanics 30
Rhetorical Skills 20
Math 40 minutes
Pre-Algebra/Algebra 22
Geometry 18
Reading 25 20 minutes
Science 30 25 minutes

Timeline

ACT Plan is no longer available for purchase. ACT will support ACT Plan 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 Plan testing in 2014–2015.

Following is the process for administering ACT Plan. Questions? Call Customer Services at 1.877.789.2925.

  • Order test materials at least four weeks before testing.
  • Communicate with parents and students about the benefits of ACT Plan.
  • Review the ACT Plan Test Supervisor's Manual and share test administration details with school staff.
  • Prepare your students for test day.
  • Administer the ACT Plan test as scheduled by school.
  • Return answer folders to ACT for scoring. Answer folders must be received at ACT by June 12th in order to be scored.
  • Districts will receive district-level reports and copies of school-level reports after the answer document return deadline stated on the online order form.
  • Distribute and review student score reports with students and families.
  • Share and discuss aggregate data results with staff.
  • Develop intervention plans for identified areas of need based on reported data.