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Ace your ACT exam with Bridging Gap’s state-of-the-art test preparation platform, which optimizes your student’s performance, and top-grade guidance from experienced educators.

Our comprehensive ACT test prep methods combine one-on-one tutoring with comprehensive practice tests for the ultimate test prep experience.

By combining traditional tutoring methods with cutting-edge technology, our program:

  • Identifies knowledge gaps.
  • Optimize the student’s performance.
  • Provides detailed reports every step of the way so students know what they need to work on, and how far they’ve come.

Key Features:

  • An adaptive process that closes learning gaps and optimizes performance.
  • Experienced Educators: Learn from state-certified teachers specializing in ACT prep.
  • Flexible Learning Options: Choose from in-person or online sessions.
  • Comprehensive Subject Coverage: Master all ACT sections, including Math, Reading, and Writing.

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Test Dates

ACT Test DatesACT Registration Deadline
July 13, 2024June 7, 2024
September 14, 2024 August 9, 2024
October 26, 2024October 20, 2024
December 14, 2024November 8, 2024
February 8, 20254January 3, 2024
April 5, 2025February 29, 2024
June 14, 2025May 9, 2024
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ACT Test Details

ACT Reporting Categories

Test Number of Questions Reporting Categories
English 75 Production of Writing (29-32%)

Knowledge of Language (15-17%)

Conventions of Standard English (52-55%)

Mathematics 60 Preparing for higher math (57-60%)

  • Number & Quantity (7–10%)
  • Algebra (12–15%)
  • Functions (12–15%)
  • Geometry (12–15%)
  • Statistics & Probability (8–12%)

Integrating essential skills (40-43%)


Reading 40 Key ideas and details (52-60%)

Craft and structure (25-30%)

Integration of knowledge and ideas (13-23%)

Science 40 Interpretation of data (40-50%)

Scientific investigation (20-30%)

Evaluation of Models, inferences, and experimental results (25-35%)

ACT Test Scores: Understanding Your Scores

Understanding your ACT scores is crucial for your college application process. This guide will help you dissect what your scores mean and how you can use them to boost your college admission chances.

How Are ACT Scores Calculated?

Process Overview

  • Raw Scores to Scale Scores: First, we count the number of questions answered correctly. Incorrect answers do not deduct points.
  • Composite Score: This is the average of your four section scores (English, Math, Reading, Science), each ranging from 1 to 36.
  • Reporting Categories: These categories show your performance in specific areas and align with ACT College and Career Readiness Standards.

Score Components

  • ACT Composite Score: An average of your scores in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.
  • ACT Test Sections: Your performance in each of the individual test sections.
  • ACT Subscores: Specialized scores in specific skill areas within each section.

What Is a Good ACT Score?

Differentiating Scores

  • Average ACT Score: Generally around 20.
  • Good ACT Score: Typically considered above the national average and aligned with the requirements of your targeted colleges.
  • Understanding ACT Scores: Reflects your readiness for college-level coursework and can vary depending on the competitiveness of the institution.

National Ranks and ACT Score Report

National Ranks ACT

  • Your national rank shows how your score compares to other test-takers in the U.S. It appears under "U.S. Rank" on your score report.
  • ACT Score Report: Provides detailed insights into your performance and national ranking.

ACT Test Score Ranges

Score Ranges

  • Below Average: 1-16
  • Average: 17-24
  • Above Average: 25-36
Range Performance Insight
1-16 Indicates significant room for improvement. Focus on elevating your score.
17-24 A solid range that demonstrates competency. Suitable for many mid-tier colleges.
25-36 Exceptional performance. Strong indicator of readiness for rigorous coursework and higher education.

Standards and Benchmarks

College and Career Readiness

Benchmarks represent achievement levels required to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher in key college courses. They serve as a useful metric for college and career readiness.

Scoring for the Writing Test

ACT Writing Test

Taking the ACT Writing Test provides additional scores for your evaluation. The writing score is considered by many colleges and adds to your composite score, affecting your overall readiness assessment.

ACT/SAT Concordance

Concordance Tables

ACT and College Board studies offer tables to find comparable scores between ACT and SAT. This helps cross-compare performance metrics between the two standardized tests.

English Section

The English section of the ACT consists of several essays or passages followed by multiple-choice questions. Here’s how to approach it:

  1. Question Types:
    • Some questions refer to the passage as a whole or to specific underlined or highlighted portions.
    • Many questions offer “NO CHANGE” as an option, meaning no revisions are needed.
  2. Roles and Skills:
    • You will be in the position of a writer making decisions to revise and edit text.
    • Passages are chosen to reflect students’ interests and experiences and to assess writing and language skills.
  3. Scoring:
    • Four scores are reported: one overall score and three category scores based on specific knowledge and skills:
      • Production of Writing (29-32%): Focus on topic development and organization.
      • Knowledge of Language (15-17%): Effective language use.
      • Conventions of Standard English (52-55%): Grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Mathematics Section

The mathematics section assesses the skills students typically acquire by the beginning of grade 12. Here’s a breakdown:

  1. Question Types:
    • Most questions are self-contained, but some may belong to sets related to a graph or chart.
    • Knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills is assumed.
  2. Scoring:
    • Nine scores are reported: one overall score and eight category scores based on specific mathematical knowledge and skills:
      • Preparing for Higher Math (57-60%): Recent math topics, divided into subcategories like Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics & Probability.
      • Integrating Essential Skills (40-43%): Synthesis and application of knowledge to solve complex problems.
      • Modeling: Producing, interpreting, and evaluating models across mathematical topics.

Reading Section

The reading section measures your ability to read closely, reason logically about texts, and integrate information from multiple sources. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Question Focus:
    • Determine main ideas, interpret details, understand sequences, make comparisons, comprehend cause-effect relationships, and more.
    • Analyze the author’s voice and method, and evaluate claims and evidence in arguments.
  2. Passage Structure:
    • The section includes long prose passages and shorter ones, reflecting texts commonly encountered in first-year college curricula.
    • Each passage comes with a heading that provides background information.
  3. Scoring:
    • Four scores are reported: one overall score and three category scores:
      • Key Ideas & Details (52-60%): Central ideas, summaries, relationships, and logical inferences.
      • Craft & Structure (25-30%): Word meanings, text structure, author’s purpose, and perspectives.
      • Integration of Knowledge & Ideas (13-23%): Authors’ claims, facts vs. opinions, and connections between texts.
  4. Visual and Quantitative Information:
    • Some passages may include graphs, figures, or tables.
    • Questions may ask you to interpret these visuals and integrate information with the passage.

Science Section

The science section measures skills in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving within the natural sciences. It includes topics from biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences (e.g., geology, astronomy, meteorology), and physics. Advanced knowledge isn't required, but a basic understanding from introductory science courses is helpful.

Key Skills Assessed:

  • Recognizing and understanding basic features and concepts in scientific information.
  • Critically examining the relationship between provided information and conclusions/hypotheses.
  • Generalizing from given information to make predictions or draw new conclusions.


  • Four scores are reported: an overall score and three category scores:
    • Interpretation of Data (40-50%): Analyzing data in tables, graphs, and diagrams.
    • Scientific Investigation (20-30%): Understanding experimental tools, procedures, and design.
    • Evaluation of Models, Inferences, & Experimental Results (25-35%): Judging the validity of scientific information and making conclusions based on it.

Question Formats:

  • Data Representation (25-35%): Involves graphic and tabular material similar to science journals.
  • Research Summaries (45-60%): Descriptions and results of related experiments.
  • Conflicting Viewpoints (15-20%): Different explanations for the same scientific phenomena, requiring analysis and comparison of viewpoints.

Tips for Taking the Science Section:

  • Read passages carefully, including all tables, graphs, and figures.
  • Take notes on important ideas and consider the experimental design.
  • Distinguish between different viewpoints presented in the material.

Writing Section (Optional)

If you choose the ACT with writing, this section will be taken after the multiple-choice sections. It involves writing a 40-minute essay based on a prompt describing a complex issue with three perspectives. You need to develop your own perspective and analyze its relationship to one or more of the given perspectives.


  • Five scores are reported: an overall writing score and four domain scores:
    • Ideas and Analysis: Ability to generate productive ideas and engage critically with perspectives.
    • Development and Support: Ability to discuss ideas, offer rationale, and bolster an argument.
    • Organization: Ability to organize ideas clearly and purposefully.
    • Language Use and Conventions: Ability to use written language effectively.

On Test Day

Report on Time: Arrive by the time on your admission ticket (usually 8:00 a.m.).

What to Bring:

  • Admission ticket
  • Acceptable photo ID
  • Number 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils or ink pens)
  • Watch or timing device (no alarms)
  • Calculator (optional)
  • Snacks (for breaks)

What Not to Bring:

  • Textbooks, dictionaries, notes, or other aids
  • Highlighters, colored pens, or correction fluid/tape
  • Electronic devices (except a permitted calculator)
  • Reading material

In the Test Room:

  • Follow staff directions and all rules.
  • Only allowed items on your desk.
  • Report on time and stay until dismissed (about 12:35 p.m. without writing, 1:35 p.m. with writing).

Why Choose Bridging Gap?

Your child’s academic success starts with a thorough assessment. Bridging Gap uses a proprietary testing platform that reveals your child’s strengths and weaknesses with incredible precision.

From there, a state-certified educator who specializes in ACT test prep will create a plan for success based on your child’s assessment.

With a clear blueprint in hand, and expert educators to demystify the ACT, your child is set up to perform their best.

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Beyond Basic Test-Taking Strategies

Students who go through the Bridging Gap ACT test prep program walk into the test with confidence. But the benefits continue beyond there. Because we’ve closed the learning gaps, they do better in school overall.

College-Ready Skills and Habits

Our instructional approach instills lasting academic habits and values. These skills extend beyond the ACT exam and stay with them throughout college.

Stress Reduction Techniques

Concerned your child might feel overwhelmed by ACT test prep? Rest assured, our structured approach eases anxiety by providing a clear, actionable plan. Each dedicated practice session builds confidence, replacing stress with self-confidence. When exam day comes around, your child will be fully prepared to take it on.

Cutting-Edge Testing Platform

A huge part of creating confidence in students comes from helping them conquer challenging concepts.

How can that be done?

It is done by merging traditional tutoring with the latest technological advancements.

We use a unique approach rooted in closing the learning gaps hurting your child’s score.

With this insightful feedback, our tutors prepare lessons for each session that simplify challenging concepts. The result? Your child gets better and more confident with every practice session.

With Bridging Gap, you won’t have to hope they succeed; you’ll know they can.

A Holistic Approach to ACT Prep

Bridging Gap’s ACT prep classes offer a comprehensive solution for tutors, parents, and students alike. Don’t miss out on your chance to secure a slot for your child today. Whether you prefer in-person or online sessions, we’ve got you covered, but seats go quickly. Call today for more information.

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Student Colleges and Universities

Our students have proudly earned acceptances from prestigious institutions, including the following.

University of Georgia

Georgia Tech



University of Alabama Birmingham

University of Florida

Army Westpoint

Ohio State

Kennesaw State

Georgia State

Clemson University

Union College, New York

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What does Bridging Gap USA’s ACT Test Prep program include?

When you sign up for Bridging Gap USA’s ACT Test Prep, you’ll get access to certified teachers who have a proven track record of success. The program covers all sections of the ACT, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and the optional Writing test. Furthermore, you’ll receive a detailed academic assessment (worth $175) to tailor the prep to your specific needs.

How does the academic assessment work?

The academic assessment helps us understand your strengths and areas for improvement. It’s a detailed evaluation that guides our tutors in creating a personalized study plan for you. This assessment is included for free when you sign up for our ACT Test Prep program.

Are the tutoring sessions available online?

Yes, Bridging Gap USA offers both in-person and online tutoring options to fit your schedule and preferences. Whether you’re in Peachtree City, GA, or somewhere else, you can take advantage of our top-rated ACT Test Prep services.

How soon can I expect to see improvement in my ACT scores?

While results can vary, most students see noticeable improvements within a few weeks of following our tailored study plan. Bridging Gap USA guarantees improvement in your grades as long as you adhere to the protocol laid out by your tutor.

What makes Bridging Gap USA’s ACT Test Prep different from other tutoring services?

Bridging Gap USA has been voted the Best in Georgia for three consecutive years, thanks to our supportive, personalized, and results-driven approach. Our certified teachers, personalized academic assessments, and guaranteed grade improvements set us apart from other tutoring services.