What is the ACT?
A standardized exam that measures your knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. It also measures your educational development (abilities) and identifies academic strengths and weaknesses.

Who should take the ACT?
Students who plan on attending a 4-year college or university.

When is the best time to test?
To maximize your test results, it is advised to take the ACT in the spring of your Junior year. This would include the February, April and June test dates.

How many ACT scores are needed?
Many students choose to test at least twice in hopes of raising their scores. ACT research shows that of the students who took the test more than once:
55% increased their composite score
22% had no change in their composite score
23% decreased their composite score

How can you prepare?
Free practice tests can be found at: www.actstudent.org

How do you register for the ACT?
Register online at www.actstudent.org
Please be aware of registration deadlines

Where should you send your score reports?
You will automatically receive a copy of your scores
Use the code 363900 to have a copy of your scores sent to   Oak Harbor High School

Use the code 9999 to have your scores sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan on participating in Division I or II college athletics
List any colleges you would like your scores sent to, codes are found online. Be aware that Ohio State (code: 3312) and Miami University (code: 3294) REQUIRE you to have your scores sent to them directly from the ACT company if you plan to apply.


End of Course (EOC) Exams 


Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests


  • Algebra I and geometry or integrated math I and II
  • Biology (or Physical Science for the class of 2018 only)
  • American history and American government
  •  English I and English II

For each of the seven end-of-course state tests, a student earns one to five graduation points. Students have the potential to earn a total of 35 points. To meet this graduation pathway, a student must earn a minimum number of 18 points from the seven tests.

This graduation pathway gives a student flexibility in accumulating 18 points. A high score on one test can balance a low score on another test. A student must earn a total of at least four points on English tests, four points on math tests and six points on science and social studies tests.



Advanced 5
Accelerated 4
Proficient 3
Basic 2
Limited 1