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Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, CDC guidelines limiting the number of outside people, and the safety of our students, Rutherford County Schools will not be used as ACT National testing site on National test dates in the fall. MTSU will offer the ACT as a National testing site for the October 17th date only. Please reach out to MTSU Testing Services at 615-898-2863 for further information.

The ACT is an achievement test that measures a student’s readiness for college.

ACT's EPAS® Educational Planning and Assessment System was developed in response to the need for all students to be prepared for high school and the transitions they make after graduation.

EPAS offers a suite of assessments that focus on a number of key transition points that you face:
  • 8th grade—Explore test: preparing for high school studies.
  • 10th grade—PLAN test: planning and preparing for the ACT, college, and the workplace.
  • 11th/12th grade—ACT test: college readiness.
The ACT State Testing program provides juniors the opportunity to earn college-reportable ACT scores by taking this free test in their own classrooms during the regular school day. The state test date is April 19, 2016.

Please click (here) for the national test dates.

Smyrna High School offers ACT Prep during weekly RTI periods. These RTI resources are designed to improve test scores on the ACT. Students are facilitated through TutorMe activities in a rotation of the four subjects: English and Reading, Math, and Science.
ACT Benchmarks

ACT Benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses.

These college courses include English composition, college algebra, introductory social science courses, and biology.

One requirement of graduating from high school with an honors diploma is to meet all 4 ACT Benchmarks.

College Admission

The ACT is used as a college entrance exam.

Which colleges will accept your ACT score? Check out CollegeSimply.

HOPE Scholarship

One requirement of the HOPE Scholarship is an ACT composite of at least 21.