I am involved in the administering of the ACTs at the university where I work. We provide testing for kids that live anywhere from across the street to an hour-plus away. There isn't much else out here, so we have quite a few come through. I've only done 5 test dates since I moved here and one thing sticks out beyond the obvious ineptitudes of high school students (such as bringing no pencils, no calculator, etc...) That's this: Some students don't take the science portion. They take all of the other tests, but when the 4th test (scientific literacy, essentially), they don't. They just put their answer document in their test booklet and sit quietly until the finish. Anyone have any idea why? I don't know enough about the ACT, oddly enough, to have a good guess.