Anoka-Hennepin students in grade 11 are provided a free opportunity take
the ACT plus Writing as well as many opportunities throughout the year to take
the test at a national testing site.
The test is a timed test and will cover four core subject areas: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. Each ACT subject-area tests has a benchmark set
which represent the level of achievement needed 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 first-year college credit courses. These college
courses and (ACT benchmarks) include English composition (English 18), college
algebra (Math 22), introductory social science courses (Reading 22) , and
biology (Science 23).
The information in the table below is from the ACT.org website and shows the number of questions and time allotted for each subject area.
| Test || # questions|| Minutes allowed|| Content|
| English||75 ||45 ||Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills. |
| Mathematics||60 ||60 ||Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12. |
| Reading||40 ||35 ||Measures reading comprehension. |
| Science||40 ||35 ||Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. |
| Writing||1 ||30 ||Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. |