Act Scaled Scores?

<p>Are the ACT scaled scored based on performance for a particular test or is it set for all tests?</p>

<p>I think the scaled score is based on how everyone who took the test did.</p>

<p>I thought it was a predetermined scale? For example, in science I think for every quesiton you get wrong you drop a point from 36, at least at first. That's jsut my impression.</p>


<p>That can't be true cause I know it is out of a raw score. But as stated above I wonder if they curve grades based on the outcome of student's scores?</p>

<p>Does anyone know the latest ACT stanford will take? Dec 11th?</p>

<p>Stanford will take that ACT for regular admission and it is the latest one accepted. The ACT is not curved based on how people actually do on the test. The scoring scale is set before you walk in to take it. And typically for science missing 4 (out of 40 questions total) drops you to a 30 for that subsection. The ACT actually has numerous tests and each has its own pre-determined score scale but a general rule of thumb once mentioned by an ACT official is that if you get 90% correct on any subsection you are likely to get a 30 or 31. English has 75 questions, math 60, and reading and science 40 each.</p>