Testing for American College Testing Program

The ACT, formerly the American College Testing Program or American College Test, is a college-entrance achievement test that emerged in 1959 as a competitor to the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test, now the SAT. Mirroring the changes undergone by the SAT in 2005, the ACT started offering a writing test in February, 2005. Almost every college accepts and treats the ACT and SAT equally.