I see much posting here about a "curve" on the ACT. No curve exists. Notice that the scoring basically stays same for each and every test for many years--- -1=X, -2=Y, -3=Z etc. It's always basically the same. Much much more, look at what the ACT says right on their own website: "Scores are processed and added each week, usually each Wednesday and Friday." Obvious, a test date is not "curved" if some are graded and then scored and then mailed, and others have not even been scored yet!!! No such thing as a curve for each batch they score from same test date. Curve for one test date could only happen if they score ALL tests for one date in one batch and then decided if a curve is going to be made. But ACT is not doing that. They score some, release the score, and then score more tests from the same date. They say that on ACT website so there can't be a curve for a test date. They score tests in batches and obvious they cant issue a curve for one batch that is different then another batch of same test. Reason for that is that whether they score one test or many test from same date, scoring scale is same. There is no "curve" for one month's test. ACT is standardized. The "curve" if you are calling it that, is based on years of ACT test, not one test. So if you get an easy test, you get very lucky. If you get a hard test, you get very unlucky because scoring scale is basically the same. That simple. All this talk of curve on ACT is wrong. FYI - SAT is not like ACT - they score all tests at same time and do curve each test. Good luck.