Covers material found on the formal exam, without replicating it

Along with seven ACT practice tests, Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep includes an ACT online course. The course features pretests for identifying strengths and weaknesses within specific subject areas, as well as a number of in-depth, self-paced tutorials covering each of the topic sections. A digital rights management (DRM)–free eBook contains an additional four practice tests, along with information on the test itself and test-taking strategies. Flashcards are also included.

Content within the Peterson’s resources is unique; it covers the same material that test-takers will find on the formal exam, but it isn’t intended to replicate the questions. Subject matter experts change the practice tests each time a major revision is announced. The goal is to help individuals gain knowledge and expertise within the subject areas covered, rather than just memorizing information.

The tests are interactive and provide students with immediate scores and feedback. Students can retake exams to check their progress over time. Tests in the database are timed, so students can practice for the actual timed exam. The database also includes helpful articles and tips on test-taking strategies, such as reducing stress, study methods, etc.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1–36, meaning that the absolute minimum ACT score you could get is 1. The average ACT score is 20.6. Generally, a score of 24 or higher is good.

Each individual test is scored 1–36, with the total composite ACT score being the average of all combined scores. There is no “passing” score.