ACT to Offer Individual Section Retesting

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Starting next fall, students will be able to retake single sections of the ACT.

The testing company announced the change earlier this week as part of a slate of new options for test-takers.

“For the first time in the 60-year history of the ACT test, students who have already taken the test will be allowed to retake individual ACT section tests (English, math, reading, science and/or writing), rather than having to take the entire ACT test again,” officials announced in a press release.

Other changes in the works include expanded online testing options and “superscoring” for students who have taken the test more than once.

More details about the new options, including pricing information, will become available in the coming months. The press release notes that ACT will continue its fee waiver program for students from low-income households, providing free testing for the entire test or for individual section tests.

Learn more and view a video about the changes.

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