Real ACT Practice Test Questions!

Besides the real ACT practice tests from The Real ACT Prep Guide, the only other real ACT practice tests out there are the ones found in the Preparing for the ACT booklets. These booklets are created by the creators of the ACT themselves, so they are great resources.

However, the two limitations of these booklets are that it can be hard to find past editions and these booklets do not contain explanations for the answers. Nevertheless, this booklet is an invaluable resource for ACT practice tests and finding out just how prepared you are for the ACT. The ACT scores you get from these real ACT practice tests will be pretty accurate to what you would actually score on the ACT.

For your convenience, we have found as many of the Preparing for the ACT booklets as we could find, so that you do not need to waste valuable time searching for them. This is the largest collection of past editions of these ACT prep booklets anywhere.

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Preparing for the ACT Booklet Links

Here are links to many of the Preparing for the ACT booklets. Some of these booklets repeat ACT practice tests (it seems that the ACT likes to use the same ACT practice tests two years in a row), but nevertheless, we have included all of them here to be as thorough as possible.

Since the ACT practice tests found in these booklets are such valuable resources, you might want to share them with your friends, so that they can be fully prepared for the ACT test as well.


ACT Practice Test #1

The 2003-2004 Preparing for the ACT Booklet

The 2005-2006 Preparing for the ACT Booklet

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The 2007-2008 Preparing for the ACT Booklet

The 2008-2009 Preparing for the ACT Booklet

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The 2009-2010 Preparing for the ACT Booklet

The 2011-2012 Preparing for the ACT Booklet

ACT Practice Test #4

The 2013-2014 Preparing for the ACT Booklet


Learn More about Preparing for the ACT

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Although these booklets contain great ACT practice tests, they are not enough by themselves to fully prepare for the ACT. Because these booklets are written by the creators of the ACT, they do not reveal the “secrets” to mastering the ACT.

The creators of the ACT do not want to provide the best strategies for taking the ACT because the ACT is designed to separate out students who are ready for college and are willing to put in the necessary preparations to do well on the ACT from the students who did not spend time preparing well for the ACT.

To learn the best information and strategies about preparing for the ACT, visit these sections of our website:

ACT Preparation: Introduction to ACT Prep – The articles on this page provide introductory information to help you begin the process of preparing for the ACT.

ACT Study Guide: Content and Concepts to Know for the ACT – The articles on this page provide study guides and overviews for each section of the ACT.

ACT Strategies: Tricks to Master the ACT – The articles on this page provide the best test taking strategies for each section of the ACT.