Online Coaching Classes for ACT

The ACT (originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.

The ACT has seen a gradual increase in the number of test takers since its inception, and in 2011 the ACT surpassed the SAT for the first time in total test takers; that year, 1,666,017 students took the ACT and 1,664,479 students took the SAT. All four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the ACT,but different institutions place different emphases on standardized tests such as the ACT, compared to other factors of evaluation such as class rank, GPA, and extracurricular activities.

The main four tests are scored individually on a scale of 1–36, and a composite score is provided which is the rounded whole number average of the four scores.

The required portion of the ACT is divided into four multiple choice subject tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Subject test scores range from 1 to 36; all scores are integers. The English, mathematics, and reading tests also have subscores ranging from 1 to 18 (the subject score is not the sum of the subscores). The composite score is the average of all four tests. In addition, students taking the optional writing test receive a writing score ranging from 2 to 12 (This is a change from the previous 1–36 score range). The writing score does not affect the composite score. The ACT has eliminated the combined English/writing score, and has added two new combined scores: The ELA will be an average of the English, Reading and Writing scores. The STEM will be an average of the Math and Science scores. All of the changes that have been listed for the writing score and the new ELA and STEM scores were effective starting on the September 2015 test.

On the ACT, each question correctly answered is worth one raw point. There is no penalty for marking incorrect answers on the multiple-choice part of the test. Therefore, a student can answer all questions without suffering a decrease in their score for questions they answer incorrectly. This is parallel to several AP Tests eliminating the penalties for incorrect answers.

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  • Does the ACT program at Catalyze address all aspects of the ACT exam?

    Yes, the ACT course at Catalyze is a 40 hour course which addresses all aspects of the ACT exam namely mathematics, English, reading and writing. With an average of 10 sessions per task.

  • Does catalyze offer each of these tasks individually and can the duration be varied

      The course has been structured to provide equal emphasis on all aspects of the exam, but if a student needs more emphasis on a particular area, the course is flexible to accommodate that

  • Will mock tests and worksheets be provided?

    Yes, we provide 3 mock tests and 3 worksheets per task with the course fee. If more tests are needed these may be chargeable

  • How do I enrol for ACT classes with Catalyze?

    All you need to do is to send us a free demo request form which is available on the website and our co-ordinator will contact you. Alternatively you can send a mail to

"Hello, A few months into my grade 12, I began to decide how and where to start coaching for the ACT, the standardized test I needed for my college application. Having gone through them once already for grade 11 Physics, my first choice was of course Catalyze Center, who once again put me through to two experienced and warm teachers for English and Math. Twice a week sessions with them for a month and a half strengthened both my confidence and my knowledge of the subject itself, and I'm very grateful for them in assisting me to get the 31 I ended up scoring. Thank you very much teachers Mrs. Sunanda and Mrs. Shweta and Catalyze."
- Meghna, AS level, Chennai

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