Posted: 08/19/2009 - All Tennessee high school juniors take the A.C.T., the American College Test that's supposed to predict how ready they are for college-level work. The Southern Regional Education Board reports scores have dropped a tenth of a point compared to last year, in all four test segments: English, Reading, Math and Science. Many of those students won't go on to college, by choice. But a higher A.C.T. score not only can guarantee the college of your choice-- it'll buy lots of help paying for it.