ACT Scoring

How is the ACT scored?

Each ACT SUBJECT
is scored on a
1 to 36 POINT SCALE
(36 is BEST).

ACT COMPOSITE SCORE
is the AVERAGE
of your ACT Subject scores.

What are Percentiles?

Your score PERCENTILE (or NORM)

is the PERCENTAGE of
test takers you performed

BETTER THAN OR EQUAL TO.

ACT Score Percentiles

Score Composite% E% M% R% S%
35 99 99 99 99 99
30 93 90 95 87 94
25 78 79 79 74 82
20 52 54 57 49 50
15 20 30 19 22 18

source: The Official ACT Prep Guide (2020-2021)

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