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Test Information Release (TIR)
For just three test dates each year — those in April, June, and December — the ACT offers its Test Information Release (TIR) service, which can be ordered (for an additional $20 fee, of course) when you register for the test.
The ACT for Bad Test Takers discusses how why the TIR is actually worth every penny and how you should use this all-important tool strategically to maximize your score.
If you’ve recently taken the ACT (on an April, June, or December test date) and did not request the TIR when you registered for the test, you can still order it up to three months after your test date by completing and returning this form to ACT, Inc.
The ACT’s website also includes some general information about the TIR.
Research & Statistics
National Bureau of Economic Research Report
Improving College Performance and Retention the Easy Way: Unpacking the ACT Exam.
(2011). Eric P. Bettinger, Brent J. Evans, and Devin G. Pope.