PLAN preliminary ACT test

The PLAN is a preliminary ACT test that is generally administered in the fall of the sophomore year. ACT, Inc. claims that it predicts success on the ACT. It is viewed as the ACT's equivalent of the PSAT.


The test consists of four separate parts: an English (grammar) section, a Math section, a Reading section, and a Science section. Each portion of the test has a different number of questions and a different amount of time allotted

Subject Number of Questions Time


English 30--Usage/Mechanics

20--Rhetorical Skills

Math 22--Pre-algebra/Algebra


Reading 25 20
Science 30 25

The PLAN test is scored between 1-32 and is determined by a composite scoring system much like that of the ACT, based on the scores received on each of the categories of the test.