There are several months to take the ACT test. How do you know which is the best one? Well, first of all, the test is the same every time, so there is no advantage with the test being easier or harder. However, there are two very important considerations that can help you end up with a higher score.
The first consideration is that you will probably want to take the ACT test more than once to optimize your score. If that is the case, you will want to take the ACT test the first time during the Fall of your junior year. This will give you time to focus on the areas you need to improve upon before taking the test again in the Spring, when you will have the chance to do better.
Second, you will want to take the test in the month of December specifically, because that gives you the option of requesting a Test Information Report, for a small additional charge, which will be priceless. This report will give you the questions from the test so you can see exactly what you got wrong. With that information you will know exactly what to study to improve your score.
In order to be able to request a "TIR" you have to take the ACT test at a national test location. That means it is on the December date where it is being administered nationally, and not just at a few schools. To ensure you get the right date, simply register online through the ACT website.
This is just one way of working really smart to get the highest ACT test score you can. Another way to work smart is to learn by watching videos online whenever you have a couple of minutes, here and there.