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Grade 11 ACT Plus Writing School-Day Test Administration

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, all 11th grade students will be taking the ACT Plus Writing test during the regular school day. The April 2 school-day ACT Plus Writing test administration is provided at no cost to the student and requires no student pre-registration. All 11th grade students are expected to take the assessment on this date. 

What is ACT

The ACT Plus Writing is a national college admissions examination that consists of four subject area tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science) plus a 40-minute writing test. The test includes 215 multiple-choice questions, a writing test, and a short break. It will take just over four hours to complete. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes plus 40 minutes for the writing test. More information regarding the ACT Plus Writing and test prep suggestions can be found at

Testing Day Information

On the day of the test (Tuesday, April 2, 2019), students must be on time. The ACT Plus Writing is a timed assessment, students who arrive late will not be allowed in the testing room. Cell phones and electronic devices, other than their calculator, are not allowed in the testing room.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Time: 7:50 AM (11th grade students in a Zero Hour Class will be excused from their 6:55 AM class the morning of the test).
  • Locations: Testing locations will be posted in classrooms and outside of the high school office the week before the test.


  • Wednesday, March 20: 11th Grade Preparing for the ACT Class Meeting at 8:30 AM to complete student pretest information.  At this time, students will indicate which institutions (up to four) they would like their ACT scores sent to. ACT scores are accepted by all US colleges and universities.
  • Tuesday, April 2: ACT Plus Writing Assessment
  • Students are to report directly to their testing location by 7:50 AM and should bring 3 sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator.
  • After testing is completed, students will report to the cafeteria for lunch.
  • Grade 11 students will be dismissed for the day after the lunch period is completed. (There is no 6th period class for grade 11 students on this day.)
  • Students who usually take the bus home, and do not have transportation for this early release, are to report to the cafeteria overflow room for a 6th period study hall.
  • Results: ACT will mail the student’s score report directly to their home approximately five to eight weeks after the answer document is received by ACT. The school does not receive a copy of the score report.