The ACT consists of four required multiple-choice Tests on the following subjects:
- English Test: five passages, with questions covering Production of Writing (Topic Development and Organization, Unity, and Cohesion), Knowledge of Language, and Conventions of Standard English (Sentence Structure and Formation, Punctuation, and Usage)
- Mathematics Test: questions covering Preparing for Higher Mathematics (Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability), Integrating Essential Skills, and Modeling
- Reading Test: four passages (Literary Narrative, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science), with questions covering Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- Science Test: six passages (in the format of Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints), with questions covering Interpretation of Data, Scientific Investigation, and Evaluation of Models, Inferences, and Experimental Results
The ACT also has an optional Writing Test, an essay that will be assessed to evaluate your writing skills and ability to analyze an issue.