April 19 ACT Testing Day for Juniors: No school for grades 9, 10 and 12
Information for all students in Grade 11 regarding the required ACT Plus Writing on April 19:
Schedule & Transportation: School start times will remain the same. Students will test until approximately 1:30 p.m. with one 15-minute break, per ACT guidelines. Students will be dismissed and have the option to leave school at the conclusion of testing; students who choose to remain in the building will be directed to a supervised area. Bus transportation via regular routes will be available at the regular high school dismissal time at 3:05 p.m.
Meals: The school cafeteria will be open as usual with nutritious, protein-packed breakfast options available. A snack will be provided for all students at break time. Students may also choose to bring a snack of their own. Lunch will be available for purchase after testing.
Test Results: Juniors who participate in the ACT Plus Writing may view their scores online three to eight weeks after the April 19 test date if they create a free ACT student web account. Hard copies are no longer distributed to students. Students may create an ACT web account at www.actstudent.org. If students have questions about creating an account, they may contact ACT-WebAccount@act.org.
Test scores will be automatically sent to the colleges requested when students register online. After the test is taken, four test results can be sent free if charge if requested before Thursday, April 27. After that date, there will be a $12 charge. Click here for test ordering options.
Information from the Minnesota Department of Education: In order to be eligible for a diploma from a Minnesota public high school, all students must fulfill course and credit requirements and follow a college-career readiness plan. All grade 11 students in attendance at the start of the school day on April 19 are expected to take the ACT Plus Writing or an alternate test requirement for high-needs students. ACT Plus Writing can provide information to grade 11 students, their parents, and educators regarding the level of preparedness for postsecondary success on a nationally recognized college entrance exam. There is no minimum score required; however, the results can be used for college entrance or scholarship applications.
If you have any questions regarding plans for ACT testing on April 19, please contact your school’s Student Achievement Specialist: Allison Johnson at East Ridge School; Stacie Forti at Park High School; Marion Williams at South Washington Alternative High School, or Lisa Hyland at Woodbury High School.