ACT Goes Digital in Hong Kong

Candidates in Hong Kong planning to sit the ACT admissions test for US universities will from next month do the exam on a computer instead of writing down their answers, as the test administrator moves to reduce incidents of questions being leaked.

The change will come with a higher price tag – test takers will pay between US$150 (HK$1,177) and US$166.50 (HK$1,307), an increase of US$46.50 (HK$365) – but the test administrator said it also meant results would be announced more quickly and that people would now be allowed to take the test six times a year, up from five previously.

They can also register for the test closer to the time – seven days in advance as opposed to five weeks previously.

ACT chief commercial officer Suzana Delanghe told reporters in the city last week: “The [scores for the multiple choice question sections] will be delivered as quickly as two days after the test is taken … [and] the writing section will be released within two weeks after the test. Read the Full Article