The following charts rank publicly released ACT exams by section and their corresponding difficulty using the methodology described in this post.
Note: Difficulty refers to overall question difficulty. The curves for these exams are adjusted accordingly so an easier exam won’t necessarily mean you score higher.
How to Use: I have my students start with the easiest sections to learn the concepts and then slowly progress to the tougher ones. When test time comes around, I have them review the toughest sections.
*RB stands for the Red Book (The Real ACT, 3rd Edition)
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