Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The ACT-February 20

The ACT® college entrance test will be administered to eleventh graders and other identified students who selected to participate in this testing program. The ACT test will be administered during the regular school day on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

The ACT Plus Writing is a college readiness test that consists of four multiple choice timed tests—English, math, reading, and science- plus a 40 minute essay that measures student’s writing skills. Most students will receive an ACT score that can be used for college enrollment, scholarships, and NCAA eligibility requirements.

ACT does allow students to access an ACT-approved calculator during the mathematics portion of the test only.

Allowable calculators for this assessment

Timings per subject are listed below:

  • English - 45 min.
  • Math - 60 min.
  • Reading - 35 min.
  • Science - 35 min.
  • Writing - 40 min.

Testing Tips

Help us help your child perform to the best of his or her ability.  For more information about testing or your child’s progress, please call your child’s school. Parents can be a great help to their child by following these suggestions. 

Students should:

  • Rest on the nights before these tests. 
  • Eat a nourishing breakfast on the morning of each test.
  • Be in school and on time, except in cases of illness.
  • Bring at least two #2 pencils to school.  Pencils are required for marking test answer documents.
  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s directions so he/she will know exactly what to do.
  • Read each test question and each response carefully before marking an answer choice.
  • Stay calm, if there are questions that seem difficult.
  • Mark his/her best answer.
  • Refrain from bringing any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging into the testing location.

Parents should:

  • Meet with your child’s teachers as often as necessary to discuss his/her progress. 
  • Check or review your child’s homework, projects, or other school work.
  • Talk with your child about school.
  • Ask teachers to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and to improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork.
  • Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.

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