ACT Overview

  • ACT  - The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.  The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college.

    • Max. Score: 36
    • ACT Length: 2 hrs, 55 minutes
    • Avg. Score: 21 - Hope Scholarship Eligible
    • Tennessee Graduation Requirement
    • State Exam - Free  - Fall for Seniors and Spring for Juniors
    • National Test - Cost $ - Given multiple times a year (Currently, $68.)


    Junior ACT Test

    To assist students in fulfilling the ACT graduation requirement, the state of Tennessee pays for every junior in the state to take the ACT at their home school. This test is administered during the spring. The Junior ACT will be administered at Craigmont High on March 26, 2024, at 7:30 AM. This test will be administered online using students' school-issued devices.

    Remember your benchmarks

    • With achieved Benchmark scores, students are awarded an Honors Diploma recognition.
    • Achieved Benchmark scores are used for Advance Placement and Dual Enrollment eligibility.
    • Students should shoot for at least a composite score of 21. 
    • A score of 21 offers eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship. 

ACT Testing Dates 2023-2024 (National)

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