End-of-Course Assessments

ACT QualityCore End-of-Course Assessments measure the learning outcomes all students must attain in order to succeed in college and careers. Each assessment includes problem-based questions embedded in both academic and real-world contexts that are accessible and relevant to high school students. These real-world problems require practical applications of concepts, theories, principles, and process.

Flexible options include:

  • Two 45-minute test sessions—multiple choice and constructed response, or multiple choice only
  • Computer-based or paper-and-pencil format
  • Standards-based reporting

Results support informed decisions: each assessment will report a total score and three to five diagnostic subscores associated with the ACT Course Standards. These subscores enable educators to drill down to specific areas of strength and weakness in student learning.