ACT has announced testing dates and sign-up deadlines for school districts that want to administer The ACT® to all students during the school day as part of their districtwide testing program.
Enrollment is now open for one test date in the fall of 2015 (September 29) and two test dates in the spring of 2016 (March 15 and April 19). The enrollment deadline for the fall date is March 13, 2015. For the two spring dates, the deadline is June 10, 2015.
Since the inception of state-funded testing in 2001 and district-funded testing in 2007, millions of students in more than 30 states have earned college-reportable ACT scores. The program allows participating states and districts to establish baseline information on student performance, receive information on all students’ academic achievement and college readiness levels, make informed curriculum decisions, and design individual intervention strategies for students who are not on track for college and career readiness.
The program benefits students in a number of ways:
- It provides them with free college-reportable ACT scores that they can use to apply to colleges and for financial aid and scholarships.
- It provides them with personalized information to explore college and career options based on their individual strengths and interests.
- It encourages them to consider the option of attending college, particularly for students who may not have seriously considered this option previously.
Details of the program are available on the ACT website at www.act.org/state-and-district-testing.