The ACT Test Plan for the Future

Preparing for What Comes Next

Online Testing Postponed Due to COVID-19

ACT postponed the introduction of online testing to protect the health and safety of students and test center staff. This will allow test centers to focus on providing a successful paper administration of the ACT test in an enviroment that respects social distancing guidelines.

Faster Results:
Choose to test online or on paper at an ACT test center. 

Students will be able to choose how they want to take the ACT test®—online or on paper, if their testing center offers both options. Students who test online will get results in as soon as two business days for more opportunities to meet admission and scholarship deadlines.

Why Faster Results with Online Testing is Important and How it Promotes Student Success

Giving students a choice allows them to focus on what’s most important: doing their best on the test. Students who take the test online get faster test results, allowing them and the schools and scholarships to which they apply to make better, more informed, and timely decisions. 

Leaders in Education Discuss New ACT Test Options

Faster Results Help Connect the Test with the Learning Cycle

Watch as Dr. Tony Thacker (Alabama Assistant State Superintendent of Education and head of the Office of Evaluation and Innovation), shares insights on how faster results help connect the ACT test with the learning cycle.  

How Does Taking the ACT Online Reduce Stress for Students?

Watch as Phillip Jacobs (from the Tennessee Department of Education), discusses how taking the ACT online can help reduce stress for students.