Taking as many ACT practice tests as possible is an important part of any serious student’s test prep strategy. At the beginning stages, attempting an ACT practice test provides feedback and assists in identifying individual strengths and weaknesses. Later on, taking an ACT practice exam serves as a check on your study progress and highlights areas that require additional work before the actual test day. Luckily, there are a number of sources that provide free ACT pratice exams.
From the website of the official makers of the ACT, future test-takers can download “Preparing for the ACT,” a helpful handbook in PDF format. Among others, this booklet contains full-length ACT practice tests, including a writing test, complete with sample answers and scoring guide.
Kaplan Test Prep offers ACT practice tests (as well as SAT practice tests) both in-person, at one of their test centers across the country, or live online. Those who register and take the test will also benefit from a complimentary score review.
Another trusted test prep provider, The Princeton Review, lets students test their skills with free practice exams, both online and in a classroom setting in person. The tests are followed by individual performance reports and tips on how to improve one’s ACT score. The same service is available for those interested in taking an SAT practice test.
The ACT Prep Center by McGraw Hill features, among other resources, two full-length online ACT practice tests. No registration is required to take these helpful mock exams.
Free pratice exam site 4Tests offers a series of practice ACT exam questions. The questions are provided by Barron’s and include English, Mathematics Usage, Reading, and Science. Answers and short explanations are also included.
Peterson’s free ACT practice test is not a full-length test. Rather, it consists of a series of sample ACT practice questions. Nevertheless, all sections are covered and students are likely to find this to be a helpful resource.
If you are looking to focus on your ACT math skills, you will find test prep company Varsity Tutors’ website particularly helpful. Students can choose from a wide selection of ACT math practice tests and will benefit from detailed scoring results.
Although not providing a full-length ACT practice test per se, this website is a good source for ACT practice questions. The questions, which include an answer key, cover English, Reading, and Science. There is also an ACT writing exam.