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ACT 2016 Parent letter

 Dear Parent/Guardian,


In the spring of 2016, The ACT® test will be administered to 11th grade students during the regular school day at no cost to you. No registration is required by you or your student.


The ACT test scores will provide you with information about your student’s progress toward college readiness and is widely used by colleges in making decisions about admission. Students who take The ACT according to ACT, Inc. requirements will be able to share their ACT scores with up to four colleges or universities for free. Please contact your student’s School Counselor is you have questions.


The ACT test dates are as follows.

April 19, 2016                           Paper-based testing

May 3, 2016                              Paper-based make-up testing

April 19 through May 3              Online testing and accommodated testing window


The ACT test includes multiple-choice tests in English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science, as well as a Writing test, which is an essay.


Please make sure your student arrives promptly on testing day to ensure a successful testing experience. For more information about The ACT, contact your school. Additional information is available at