1. If students only took the state test at AHS on Feb. 25, they have actually NOT registered for an ACT test before.
2. They need to go to www.act.org and create a new account to register for future tests.
3. When they start creating an account, it will ask "Have you ever taken a test before?" The answer is YES.
4. It will then ask, "Have you ever registered before?" The answer is NO.
5. It will ask a few more questions, and then it will prompt the student to enter their ACT ID number. Their ACT ID Number can be found on their results report they should have received in the mail (If they did not get it in the mail, they can contact their counselor to find out their ACT ID).
6. It is highly recommended that college-bound students (or those just thinking about college!) have at least two ACT scores under their belt before the fall of their senior year because fall of senior year is when they need to be focusing on actually applying to schools. The next national ACT is set for June 13, 2020. The deadline to register for the June test is May 8. Students will have to register & pay for themselves at www.act.org (use directions above to create an online account). If you are on free or reduced lunch you may qualify for an ACT fee waiver-please contact your counselor.
The national April 4th ACT test has been cancelled. If you were planning on using the April ACT for College Credit Plus qualifying purposes (specifically the University of Akron-Wayne for foreign language) it is especially important that you reschedule for the June ACT. Please follow the instructions in your email from ACT on how to reschedule.
For more information from ACT, please visit: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html
Students that were planning to take the March 25th Accuplacer to qualify for College Credit Plus classes has been cancelled. Mrs. Thomas is working with North Central State College (NCSC) to determine new dates for the March (and possibly the May) test.
Ashland University has cancelled their Accuplacer tests for April 6th and April 8th as well.
Please stay tuned and keep checking back for more information.
AIR (End of Course exam) Testing from the Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) website:
How will the ordered school closure affect testing?
The most important consideration at this time should be the health and safety of students and of the community. Obviously, no state testing will take place during the closure period. The Ohio Department of Education will take appropriate action to adjust the state’s testing schedule (both in terms of administration and reporting) to accommodate the three-week closure. The intention is to be as flexible as possible. We will be asking the U.S. Department of Education for the maximum flexibility in accommodating the current circumstances.
Many, but not all, juniors have completed the state-sponsored SAT or ACT. The Department of Education is committed to working with vendors to identify additional testing opportunities. Additional information regarding assessment timelines and the return of results will be shared when available.