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The ACT: Alabama


The ACT® test is the nation's most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.

More Information on the ACT

See the available resources in the drop-downs below. If you still have general questions, call 800.553.6244, ext. 2800. For questions specific to accommodations or supports, call 800.553.6244, ext. 1788 or email ACTStateAccoms@act.org.

State Code: 01

Test Dates

The ACT Taken on Paper

  • Initial Test Date: March 20, 2018
  • Makeup Test Date: April 3, 2018
  • Emergency Test Date: May 8, 2018
  • Accommodations Testing Window: April 3–6, 9–13, 16–17, 2018
  • Makeup Accommodations Testing Window: April 24–27 & 30, 2018

The ACT Taken Online

  • Online Testing Window: April 3–5, 10–12, 2018 

 

Important Testing Information

 

Select Your Testing Staff

  • Staffing: Roles & Responsibilities (TC Information Manual)
  • How to Choose Your Testing Staff

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Important Links

PearsonAccessnext

PearsonAccessnext is the web application used by testing staff (i.e., test coordinators, room supervisors) to start and monitor the tests when taking the ACT online. It is also used for administrative tasks leading up to testing, like managing participation and ordering materials.

 

Test Accessibility & Accommodations System (TAA)

The online Test Accessibility and Accommodations System (TAA) is used for the ACT test accommodations and English learner (EL) supports management. Requests are submitted and monitored with this system.

 

TestNav

TestNav is the secure test delivery engine used by examinees to take the ACT test online. There is a downloadable app or browser-based version available.

 

Manage Contact Information and Participation

 

Identify Needs for Accommodations and/or Supports

 

 Site Readiness for Online Testing 

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Verify Student Information

  • PearsonAccessnext User Guide for the ACT (Verifying Materials, Ordering Additional)
  • Training Videos

 

Verify Technical Site Readiness

  • Technical Guide (online testing)
  • Mock Administration Guide (online testing)
  • Training Videos (online testing)

 

Verify Requests for Accommodations and/or Supports

  • Requesting Reconsideration (link to TAA User Guide)
  • Requesting Late Consideration (link to TAA User Guide)
  • Late Consideration Form
  • Training Videos

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for success

Important Links 

ACT Online Prep

ACT Online Prep is an online resource to help students prepare to take the ACT test (on paper or online), featuring real questions from previous tests.

Information for Examinees  

Share these resources with examinees to help them prepare to take the ACT.

 

Prepare Your Facility

  • Facility Requirements (TC Information Manual)
  • Test Coordinator Testimonial

 

Prepare Your Staff

  • Training Testing Staff (TC Information Manual)
  • Success for you and your students 
  • Test Coordinator Testimonial 
  • Test Administration Training Q&A Webinars 
  • Training Videos

 

Prepare Your Examinees

 

Prepare Your Test Materials

  • Receipt and Check-In of Test Materials (TC Information Manual)
  • District Ship Manual Supplement/Secure Transfer Form 
  • Training Videos
  • Test Coordinator Testimonial

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Resources for Test Day

  • Test Administration Form - ACT Standard Time Paper
  • Test Administration Form - ACT Accommodations Paper
  • Test Administration Form - ACT Online Standard Time (online testing) 
  • Test Administration Form - ACT Online Accommodations (online testing) 
  • Administering the Test (ACT Admin Manual - Standard Paper)
  • Administering the Test (ACT Admin Manual - Accomms Paper)
  • Administering the Test (online testing) (ACT Admin Manual - Online) 
  • Calculator Policy
  • ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries
  • Decision Tree for Irregularities
  • Administration Supplement 
  • Audio DVD Guidelines
  • Training Videos

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Transfer Test Materials and Data

  • After the Test  (ACT Admin Manual - Standard Paper)
  • After the Test (ACT Admin Manual - Accomms Paper)
  • After Testing (online testing) (ACT Admin Manual - Online) 
  • Returning materials (online testing) (ACT Admin Manual - Online) 
  • Collecting, Packing, and Returning Test Materials (TC Information Manual)
  • District Ship Manual Supplement/Secure Transfer Form 
  • Training Videos 

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Important Links  

ACT Profile

ACT Profile is a free, mobile resource to help examinees learn more about themselves and their college and career paths.

ACT Student Web Account

Examinees can access their test results through creating an online web account.

 

Score Reports

 

Impact of Test Data

  • Using Your ACT Results
  • What ACT Data Are Telling You About Your Students- Workshop Workbook
  • What ACT Data Are Telling You About Your Students- Resource List
  • What ACT Data Are Telling You About Your Students- Roadmap
  • What ACT Data Can Tell You About Your Students
  • Instructional Support Workshop

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

ACT Online Prep: Alabama


ACT Online Prep

  ACT Online Prep Schedules

coming soon 

Contact Us

For questions regarding ACT Online Prep, call 319.337.1429
Email: customerservice@onlineprep.act.org
Customer service hours (excluding ACT holidays):
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time

ACT WorkKeys Taken Online: Alabama

ACT WorkKeys® tests are research-based measures of foundational work skills essential to career success across industries and occupations. The assessments help to close skill gaps and improve workforce quality.

 

 

More Information on WorkKeys

See the available resources in the drop-downs below. If you have questions, call 800.967.5539 or complete the form in the link below.

Customer service hours (excluding ACT holidays):

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Central Time
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central time 

Test Dates

ACT WorkKeys Online

  • Online Testing Window: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

 

Important Testing Information

 

Select Your Testing Staff

Important Links 

Validus System 

Validus is an online system used for ACT WorkKeys registration.

TAO

TAO is the new testing platform used to deliver ACT WorkKeys online tests. Proctors will monitor and manage examinees' testing progress with this system. Access TAO through Validus, using the "Connect to TAO" menu item. 

 

Upload Student Data 

 

Identify Needs for Accommodations and/or Supports

  • General Arrangements Information (ACT WorkKeys Administration Manual - Online Testing)
  • General Accommodations Information (ACT WorkKeys Administration Manual - Online Testing)
  • WorkKeys Accessibility Supports Guide 

 

Site Readiness for Online Testing 

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Verify Technical Site Readiness 

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Important Links

KeyTrain 

KeyTrain is a complete, interactive training system with courses based on the same skills and skill progressions found in the WorkKeys assessment system. KeyTrain also prepares learners to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®), the nationally recognized credential that certifies essential workplace skills, including applied math, reading for information, and locating information.

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum 

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum helps individuals build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development, and effective job performance. It’s the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessments.

 

Prepare Your Facility

  • Facility Requirements (ACT WorkKeys Administration Manual - Online Testing)

 

Prepare Your Staff

  • Setting up Testing Staff Accounts 
  • Test Site Manual Verification Form
  • Training Testing Staff (ACT WorkKeys Administration Manual - Online Testing)
  • Test Administration Training Q&A Webinars

 

Prepare Your Examinees

Your contract provides access to ACT WorkKeys test preparation products. Share these resources with examinees to help them prepare to take the WorkKeys assessments.

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Resources for Test Day

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Transfer Data

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

ACT WorkKeys Taken on Paper: Alabama

ACT WorkKeys® tests are research-based measures of foundational work skills essential to career success across industries and occupations. The assessments help to close skill gaps and improve workforce quality.

More Information on WorkKeys

See the available resources in the drop-downs below. If you have general questions, call 800.553.6244, ext. 2800. For questions specific to accommodations or supports, call 800.553.6244, ext. 1788 or email ACTStateAccoms@act.org.

State Code: 01

Test Dates

ACT WorkKeys Paper

  • Initial Test Date: February 21, 2018
  • Makeup Test Date: March 7, 2018
  • Accommodations Testing Window: February 21 - March 7, 2018

 

Important Testing Information

  • State Testing Terms
  • What's New with State Testing
  • Schedule of Events

 

Select Your Testing Staff

  • Staffing: Roles & Responsibilities (TC Information Manual)
  • How to Choose Your Testing Staff 

 

Tips for Success 

  • Tips for Success

Important Links 

PearsonAccessnext

PearsonAccessnext is the web application used by testing staff (i.e., test coordinators) to complete administrative tasks leading up to testing, like managing participation and ordering materials.

 

Manage Contact Information and Participation

 

Identify Needs for Accommodations and/or Supports

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Verify Student Information and Order Materials

  • PearsonAccessnext User Guide for ACT WorkKeys 
  • Training Video

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Prepare Your Facility

  • Facility Requirements (TC Information Manual)
  • Test Coordinator Testimonial

 

Prepare Your Staff

  • Training Testing Staff (TC Information Manual)
  • Test Coordinator Testimonial
  • Test Administration Training Q&A Webinars 

 

Prepare Your Examinees

  • Completing Non-Test Information (ACT WorkKeys Admin Manual - Standard Paper)
  • Completing Non-Test Information (ACT WorkKeys Admin Manual - Accomms Paper)
  • ACT WorkKeys Sample Questions 

 

Prepare Your Test Materials

  • Receipt and Check-In of Test Materials (TC Information Manual)
  • District Ship Manual Supplement/Secure Transfer Form
  • Test Coordinator Testimonial
  • Training Videos

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Resources for Test Day

  • Test Administration Form - ACT WorkKeys Standard Time Paper
  • Test Administration Form - ACT WorkKeys Accommodations Paper
  • Administering the Tests (ACT WorkKeys Admin Manual - Standard Paper)
  • Administering the Tests (ACT WorkKeys Admin Manual - Accomms Paper)
  • ACT WorkKeys Translated Test Directions for English Learners
  • Calculator Policy
  • ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries 
  • Decision Tree for Irregularities
  • Administration Supplement 
  • Audio DVD Guidelines
  • Training Videos 

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success

Transfer Test Materials and Data

  • After the Test  (ACT WorkKeys Admin Manual - Standard Paper)
  • After the Test (ACT WorkKeys Admin Manual - Accomms Paper)
  • Collecting, Packing, and Returning Test Materials (TC Information Manual)
  • District Ship Manual Supplement/Secure Transfer Form
  • Training Video

 

Tips for Success

  • Tips for Success