For students who’ve taken the ACT college-entrance exam but still want to boost their score–
Now, they’ll be able to retake just a section … Instead of the entire thing.
The change was announced Tuesday — and it’s gets the thumbs-up from many students and parents.
But critics worry this will give those who can afford to retake certain sections an advantage over those who can’t.
The price for a section re-test hasn’t been set yet — but the folks at ACT say it will be cheaper than retaking the whole thing.
So just how much can a retake boost your score?
ACT research from 2016 showed that people who took the test again scored an average of nearly three points higher than those who didn’t.
There are a couple other changes as well–
Students will be able to take the ACT online at some test centers now– and get their score in just 2 days– instead of worrying over it for weeks.
There will also be a “Superscore” for students who’ve taken the exam more than once– giving colleges the option to use the student’s best scores from all the tests they’ve taken.