The ACT, which is an increasingly used college admissions test, has in years gone by been popular mainly in America's Midwest and Southeast. Lately, though, it has been gaining popularity in other sections of the country, notably the Northeast. Many colleges that require the Educational Testing Service's SAT II Subject Tests will accept the ACT as a substitute for SAT IIs. This works out nicely for ACTers.
The nationwide scores for the ACT have been released and the news is: No change. Jacques Steinberg of The New York Times reports: