ACT Super Score

Why It Matters

ACT is now officially Superscoring. Superscoring refers to the process of taking the highest score of a certain subject on the ACT from all attempts a student has taken and combining them to come up with a new composite score.

For example, If a student has scored 19 in English, 20 in Mathematics, 23 in Reading, and 21 in Science in their first attempt in June of 2019, their composite score is 21. They retake it in December 2019, their English score is now 22, Mathematics- 22, Reading- 20, Science- 22. They will take it in April 2021 for the third time, English- 20, Math- 23, Reading- 20, and Science- 22. Their composite the third time was 21. Superscoring will take their better score from the three attempts. Their new superscore will be 23.

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ACT Superscoring takes off the pressure from many college-bound students. Juniors and Seniors already have so many things to worry about, and ACT Superscoring can help students who have taken the ACT multiple times.

Many students have been waiting for ACT to Superscore because a lot of time students take the ACT multiple times and score higher in one subject than others. Superscoring can help students focus on one subject area and retain information in a more efficient way.

When asked if ACT Superscoring helped them. One student said, “Yes.

I’m grateful for the colleges that allow it, as I find it is a more fair assessment of intelligence.

Another student said, “Yes, my Superscore composite is higher than my regular composite scores.”

Many students do not get accepted into the college of their choice because their score is not good enough, but really close, ACT Superscoring will help students in this situation.

If you want to calculate your ACT Superscore, visit How to Calculate your ACT Superscore/ACT Superscore Calculator.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the ACT test format- Expert Guide to the ACT Format: What You Need to Know

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