ACT Score Ranges

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jan 22, 2021 12:08:29 PM

For many students and families, especially first-generation college students, interpreting ACT test results may seem like interpreting a foreign language. It is important to help students and families understand what their scores mean and how they can use the scores during the college application process.

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If a student has only taken the SAT, ACT and the College Board have completed a concordance study that is designed to examine the relationship between scores on the ACT test and the SAT. These concordance tables can be used as a tool for finding comparable scores. Access the new ACT/SAT concordance tables to inform college searches and exploration during advising sessions with your students and families.

College entrance exams such as the ACT represent a significant milestone in the college admission process. To make an informed postsecondary decision, students need to understand how they performed in comparison to their college or university's average admission scores. 

For a visual guide on how to consider the following ACT score ranges when advising students, consider the chart below.

ACT Score Ranges

Explore the following documents to learn more about ACT scores.

Resource: Download and print the Sample Student Score Report. Use this Interactive Student Report to learn more about how to read and use information in the ACT Student Report.

For more information on how to analyze and interpret an ACT Score, educators can log on to the Texas OnCourse Academy and look for the ACT module.

Finally, don't forget to check out our ultimate blog resource for admissions tests.

Topics: Applying to College, Educators, High School, Entrance Exams