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.

 

Schedule of Events (PDF)

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: March 20-26, 2018
  • Makeup Accommodations Testing Window: April 3-6, 9-13, 16-17, 2018
  • Emergency Accommodations Testing Window: May 8-14, 2018

The ACT Taken Online

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

 

Important Testing Information

 

Select Your Testing Staff

 

Tips for Success

  • Bookmark the url for your state’s testing website (this site) and check back frequently for updated information and content.
  • Mark important dates from your Schedule of Events on your calendar and set reminders for deadlines.
  • Read the What’s New document and pay close attention to recent changes, including those around the extended time testing policy (Timing Code 6) and the option to offer a longer break for ACT with writing administrations.
  • Familiarize yourself with the seven stages of the testing cycle (Orientation, Configuration, Verification, Preparation, Administration, Transportation, and Interpretation) by browsing the drop-down trays for the ACT. You can see a brief description, action items, and resources associated with each stage to help you get a feel for the testing timeline. Content will be linked as it becomes available.
  • Watch for emails from ACT with important reminders. Add our email address to your contacts to prevent emails from going to spam/junk folders.

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.

 

Manage Contact Information and Participation

 

Identify Needs for Accommodations and/or Supports

 

 Site Readiness for Online Testing 

 

Tips for Success

  • Be sure to manage participation and contacts in PearsonAccessnext for both the ACT and ACT WorkKeys administrations.
  • Pay close attention to the dates that ACT is asking you to select in TAA. National test dates are also listed, so be sure to distinguish the test dates for your state’s administration
  • If you’re updating test coordinator information, it has to be changed in two places: the manage contacts screen and creating a new user account (see the PearsonAccessnext User Guide for the ACT Test in the resources above).
  • The TAA PIN can only be applied to an examinee if:
    • The school has indicated they are participating in PearsonAccessnext.
    • The student data has been uploaded in PearsonAccessnext.
    • The request has been submitted in TAA.
    • The test date has been associated in TAA.
    • The examinee has been approved for ACT-approved accommodations (not NCR or local arrangements).
    • The examinee’s information in PearsonAccessnext matches the examinee’s information in TAA (including the spelling of the examinee’s name/use of a nickname).
  • Communications from ACT about PIN applications/materials are in PearsonAccessnext, not TAA.

Verify Student Information

 

Verify Technical Site Readiness

 

Verify Requests for Accommodations and/or Supports

 

Tips for Success

  • All transferred/newly enrolled students need to be uploaded in PearsonAccessnext during the window for verifying student information listed on your Schedule of Events.
  • You do not place an order for initial standard time test materials; this order is automatically generated by your student enrollment count in PearsonAccessnext. Orders for initial materials for students testing with ACT-approved accommodations or EL supports are automatically generated when ACT enters the TAA PIN in PearsonAccessnext
  • If additional materials are needed after the window to verify student enrollment has passed, submit an additional order in PearsonAccessnext for standard time examinees, or call the ACT Test Accommodations team for materials needed for examinees approved to test with accommodations or EL supports.
  • You can track test materials shipments using the Orders & Shipment Tracking option in PearsonAccessnext.
  • If selecting the Late Consideration date in TAA, make sure the Late Consideration Form is included.
  • Complete a Mock Administration, especially if there will be students using text-to-speech functionality.
  • Remember to complete proctor caching setup. 

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

 

Prepare Your Staff

 

Prepare Your Examinees

 

Prepare Your Test Materials 

 

Prepare for Online Testing

Tips for Success

  • Review the “Receipt and Check-In of Test Materials” section of the Test Coordinator Information Manual (linked above) before receiving your shipment. Have it available to refer to while unpacking your test materials.
  • Run the TAA PIN report in PearsonAccessnext to view a roster of examinees testing with accommodations and/or English learner (EL) supports. Check this against the materials you receive in your shipment to ensure you have all accommodations materials for test day. If testing online, this report should also be used to assign examinees to accommodations sessions based on their approved accommodations/supports and timing codes.
  • As you’re unpacking your shipment, notice a couple new features about your return materials: 1) Return materials are color-coded by administration type; 2) You will no longer use polymailers in the return process, so these will not be in your materials shipment.
  • Remember to hold a training session with all testing staff (new and old) before test day. This is required and is separate from the briefing session that happens on test day. Suggested topics to cover during the training session are in your administration manual.
  • Schedule a session for examinees to complete the non-test questions before test day. Examinees testing with accommodations/EL supports can complete the non-test questions in the same session as all other examinees. You may also want to schedule an alternate time for any examinees absent during the first non-test session. 

Resources for Test Day

Forms
Manuals
Supplements

 

Tips for Success

  • Ensure you are using the correct materials for your test date. Using test booklets assigned for another test date will result in the cancellation of scores.
  • For paper testing, make sure examinees properly grid the form code into the Test Form block on their answer documents. This is essential to the answer documents being scored properly.
  • If you are testing an examinee approved for English learner supports, print a copy of the ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries List (linked above) to verify at check in that the examinee’s dictionary can be used for testing.
  • For online testing, the test coordinator starts that day’s test sessions in PearsonAccessnext. This is performed once for each test session to activate it. For multiple day testing, this is performed on the morning of the first sitting.
  • If an examinee does not log in to TestNav (e.g. absent, denied admission), remove the examinee’s name from the session in PearsonAccessnext. Do not mark the test complete.
  • If you are testing an examinee approved for using the text-to-speech accommodation for online testing, review The ACT Test Accessibility User Guide—Online Testing (linked above) for more information on the functionality of this feature. 
  • If you provide local arrangements to any examinees, be sure to complete an Irregularity Report.

Transfer Test Materials and Data

Tips for Success

  • The instructions for collecting, packing, and returning test materials are linked above. The instructions were updated for 2018, so carefully follow the new returns process. Polymailers are no longer used. Follow the instructions in the District Ship Manual Supplement/Secure Transfer Form to transport materials between the school and district.
  • Test coordinators should verify completeness and accuracy of materials received from room supervisors before returning them to ACT. Check that all Test Administration Forms are filled out and check that the test form code is properly gridded on each answer document.
  • Test coordinators need to completely fill out the front of the processing envelope(s).
  • When packing the processing envelopes, about 100 answer documents can fit in each envelope. Envelopes will need to be folded to fit into the shipping carton, so push materials down into the envelopes as far as possible.
  • Do not return unused answer documents; keep those for makeup testing.
  • Return materials for all accommodations examinees together at the end of the testing window. Do not return individual materials as they are completed.
  • If you received any additional orders, the return shipping labels received with these orders will require you to fill in your high school name and code. These fields are already completed on initial order labels.

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

 

Tips for Success

  • Refer to your Score Report Schedule (linked above) for more information on when you can expect to receive score reports.
  • Examinees can create an ACT Web Account to access their test scores online.
  • Sample score reports and complete descriptions of the reports’ contents are available in The ACT Test User Handbook for Educators (linked above).
  • The ACT score report now provides an ELA benchmark for any examinees who took the ACT with writing. This allows examinees to compare their ELA score to the benchmark. By meeting the benchmark, examinees increase their likelihood to succeed in English and reading-related college courses and to achieve longer-term outcomes compared to others.

ACT Online Prep: Alabama


ACT Online Prep

ACT® Online Prep is an engaging, interactive test prep program developed by the makers of the ACT, using the same research and expertise that has made the ACT the most widely used college entrance exam in the nation. Administrator dashboards let you track students’ progress at an individual or aggregate level, including time spent on the program, performance on the practice questions and test, and areas in which they need more help. Students can access the program online or through a free mobile app at school, home, or on the go, anytime.

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.

 

Schedule of Events - Fall 2018 (PDF)

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: October 1, 2018 - December 21, 2018

 

Important Testing Information

 

Select Your Testing Staff

 

Tips for Success

  • Bookmark the url for your state’s testing website (this site) and check back frequently for updated information and content.
  • Mark important dates from your Schedule of Events on your calendar and set reminders for deadlines.
  • Familiarize yourself with the seven stages of the testing cycle (Orientation, Configuration, Verification, Preparation, Administration, Transportation, and Interpretation) by browsing the drop-down trays for ACT WorkKeys. You can see a brief description, action items, and resources associated with each stage to help you get a feel for the testing timeline. Content will be linked as it becomes available.
  • Watch for emails from ACT with important reminders. Add our email address to your contacts to prevent emails from going to spam/junk folders.

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

 

Site Readiness for Online Testing 

 

Tips for Success

  • It is recommended to use the “groups” feature when doing a batch load for multiple examinees or for a group of examinees that will test at the same time.
  • When creating groups as part of the student data batch load process, limit the number of examinees in each group to 100 or less.
  • Review the new Accessibility Support Guide if you have questions about the accommodations and supports available for ACT WorkKeys.

Verify Technical Site Readiness 

 

Tips for Success

  • If all of your students will test online, it is mandatory to update your enrollment numbers in PearsonAccessnext to zero (0) to ensure that you will not receive any paper materials.    
  • Review the guidelines for both administrative and test delivery workstations in the technical specifications linked above to verify that all workstations being used for testing meet the minimum requirements.
  • Be sure to run a TAO System Check. Select Guest Access to start the system check.
  • If you want to practice setting up tests and other administration functions, do not use your live testing site. Use the training realm for all practice instances. Call 800.967.5539 if you need help gaining access to the training realm. 

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

 

Prepare Your Staff

 

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

  • Remember to hold a training session with all testing staff (new and old) before test day. This is required and is separate from the briefing session that happens on test day. Suggested topics to cover during the training session are in your administration manual.
  • After training, be sure to have staff fill out the Test Site Manual Verification Form. This form is required for all staff and must be completed before testing. 

Resources for Test Day

Manuals
Supplements
System Status

Tips for Success

  • Remember that examinee computers cannot use Internet Explorer (IE) to deliver the test in TAO. Chrome, Firefox, or Safari may be used.
  • Run a TAO System Check and Validation Test on all examinee computers before the test session to ensure they can properly access and deliver the tests. To save time, you may want to run the Validation Test before the TAO System Check because if you are successful in launching a sample mini test, it won’t be necessary for you to run the TAO System Check.
  • If you are testing an examinee approved for English learner supports, print a copy of the ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries List (linked above) to verify at check in that the examinee’s dictionary can be used for testing.

Transfer Data

 

Tips for Success

  • Test coordinators should ensure completeness and accuracy of all test day documentation. Keep this documentation on file for one year, but nothing needs to be returned to ACT.

Score Reports

 

Impact of Test Data

 

Tips for Success

  • The test coordinator can log in to Validus and use the Reports Portal to access ACT WorkKeys score reports. The ACT WorkKeys Online Reports Portal User Guide (linked above) provides instructions for this feature. Score Reports Available in Online Reports Portal (linked above) provides a list and description of all available reports.
  • Examinees who achieve a minimum score of three (3) or higher on each subject test may be eligible to receive an ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®.
  • Examinees who earn an ACT WorkKeys NCRC can access test scores as well as view, print, and share their certificate by either creating an account or accessing an existing account at myworkkeys.com.

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.

 

Schedule of Events - Fall 2018 (PDF)

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: October 2, 2018
  • Makeup Test Date: October 16, 2018
  • Accommodations Testing Window: October 2 - October 16, 2018

 

Important Testing Information

 

Select Your Testing Staff

 

Tips for Success 

  • Bookmark the url for your state’s testing website (this site) and check back frequently for updated information and content.
  • Mark important dates from your Schedule of Events on your calendar and set reminders for deadlines.
  • Familiarize yourself with the seven stages of the testing cycle (Orientation, Configuration, Verification, Preparation, Administration, Transportation, and Interpretation) by browsing the drop-down trays for ACT WorkKeys. You can see a brief description, action items, and resources associated with each stage to help you get a feel for the testing timeline. Content will be linked as it becomes available.
  • Watch for emails from ACT with important reminders. Add our email address to your contacts to prevent emails from going to spam/junk folders.

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

  • Pay close attention to the dates that ACT is asking you to select on the Manage Participation screen.
  • If you’re updating test coordinator information, it has to be changed in two places: the manage contacts screen and creating a new user account (see the PearsonAccessnext User Guide ACT WorkKeys in the resources above).
  • Review the Accessibility Support Guide if you have questions about the accommodations and supports available for ACT WorkKeys.

Verify Student Information and Order Materials

 

Tips for Success

  • If all of your students will test online, it is mandatory to update your enrollment numbers in PearsonAccessnext to zero (0) to ensure that you will not receive any paper materials.    
  • All transferred/newly enrolled students need to be uploaded in PearsonAccessnext during the window for verifying student information listed on your Schedule of Events.
  • If you need to order additional materials after the initial order has generated, be sure you do so by the additional order date listed on your Schedule of Events. If you try to order additional materials after this date, you will not see any materials available for order in PearsonAccessnext.
  • You can track test materials shipments using the Orders & Shipment Tracking option in PearsonAccessnext.

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

 

Prepare Your Staff

 

Prepare Your Examinees

 

Prepare Your Test Materials

 

Tips for Success

  • Review the “Receipt and Check-In of Test Materials” section of the Test Coordinator Information Manual (linked above) before receiving your shipment. Have it available to refer to while unpacking your test materials.

Resources for Test Day

 

Forms
Manuals
Supplements

 

Tips for Success

  • Ensure you are using the correct materials for your test date. Using test booklets assigned for another test date will result in the cancellation of scores.
  • Make sure examinees properly grid the form code into the Test Form block on their answer documents. This is essential to the answer documents being scored properly.
  • If you are testing an examinee approved for English learner supports, print a copy of the ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries List (linked above) to verify at check in that the examinee’s dictionary can be used for testing.

Transfer Test Materials and Data

 

Tips for Success

  • The instructions for collecting, packing, and returning test materials are linked above. The instructions were updated for 2018, so carefully follow the new returns process. Polymailers are no longer used. Follow the instructions in the District Ship Manual Supplement/Secure Transfer Form to transport materials between the school and district.
  • Test coordinators should verify completeness and accuracy of materials received from room supervisors before returning them to ACT. Check that all Test Administration Forms are filled out and check that the test form code is properly gridded on each answer document.
  • Test coordinators need to completely fill out the front of the processing envelope(s).
  • When packing the processing envelopes, about 100 answer documents can fit in each envelope. Envelopes may be folded to fit into the shipping carton, so push materials down into the envelopes as far as possible.
  • Do not return unused answer documents; keep those for makeup testing from initial test date.
  • Return materials for all accommodations examinees together at the end of the testing window. Do not return individual materials as they are completed.
  • If you received any additional orders, the return shipping labels received with these orders will require you to fill in your high school name and code. These fields are already completed on initial order labels.

Score Reports - Spring

 

Score Reports - Fall

        Coming soon

 

Impact of Test Data

 

 

Tips for Success

  • The test coordinator can log in to Validus and use the Reports Portal to access ACT WorkKeys score reports. The ACT WorkKeys Online Reports Portal User Guide (linked above) provides instructions for this feature. Score Reports Available in Online Reports Portal (linked above) provides a list and description of all available reports.
  • Examinees who achieve a minimum score of three (3) or higher on each subject test may be eligible to receive an ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®.
  • Examinees who earn an ACT WorkKeys NCRC can access test scores as well as view, print, and share their certificate by either creating an account or accessing an existing account at myworkkeys.com.

PreACT: Alabama

PreACT is a multiple-choice assessment that offers 10th graders early experience with ACT test items, provides a predicted ACT test score, and offers a wealth of information to help students get the start they need to be college ready.

 

Schedule of Events (PDF)

 

More Information on PreACT

See the available resources in the drop-downs below or visit www.act.org/preact. If you have general questions, call 877.789.2925 or email customerservices@act.org.

 

Test Dates

  • Testing window: October 1-19, 2018
  • Material Ordering Window: September 4-14, 2018
  • Answer Document Return Deadline: November 5, 2018

 

 

Important Testing Information

 

Select Your Testing Staff

 

 

Tips for Success

  • Bookmark this url (your state’s testing website) and check back frequently for updated information and content.
  • Mark important dates from your Schedule of Events on your calendar and set reminders for deadlines.
  • Familiarize yourself with the seven stages of the testing cycle (Orientation, Configuration, Verification, Preparation, Administration, Transportation, and Interpretation) by browsing the drop-down trays for PreACT. You can see a brief description, action items, and resources associated with each stage to help you get a feel for the testing timeline. Content will be linked as it becomes available.
  • Refer to the Arrangements for Staffing to guide you in the selection of your testing staff members.
  • Watch for emails from ACT with important reminders. Add our email address to your contacts to prevent emails from going to spam/junk folders.

Important Links

College and Career Readiness Information System (CCRIS)
Create an account on the College and Career Readiness Information System (CCRIS) to order PreACT materials.

 

Order Test Materials

 

Identify Needs for Accommodations and/or Supports

 

Tips for Success

  • Test material orders will be placed through the CCRIS online ordering system. You may access the system using an existing CCRIS account to use other ACT products or create a new account.
  • ACT recommends that you order your test materials four weeks before your test date. This will allow two weeks for delivery of your test materials via FedEx Ground (free) shipping and another two weeks for you to prepare your site for testing. NOTE: Expedited shipping is not permissible within the Alabama state testing contract.
  • The CCRIS ordering system allows you to attach yourself to multiple organizations. When placing test material orders through CCRIS, be sure you select the appropriate organization (i.e. the ordering school’s district).
  • The CCRIS ordering system allows you to order test materials under different contracts, if you are eligible to participate in more than one. Be sure you select the correct contract (program) from the Choose Program dropdown menu. Selecting the incorrect contract will affect your reporting and invoicing for testing.
  • The PreACT Test Materials Package includes the test booklets, answer documents, Administration Manuals, and other materials you will need to administer PreACT. Order one PreACT Test Material Package for every student who will be testing, including students who will test with accommodations or English learner supports.
  • Order only the number of PreACT Test Material Packages that you will administer. ACT will include an overage in each order. For additional ordering practices, please review the PreACT Ordering Instructions.
  • Administering PreACT with accommodations or English learner supports does not require prior approval from ACT. You may order alternate format test materials or materials for English learners at the same time you order your standard PreACT Test Material Packages.
  • Districts that order test materials on behalf of their schools will receive district reporting. Please make note of the Answer Document Receipt Date provided in the order confirmation webpage and email. Answer documents received after this date may not be included in your district reporting.

 

Important Links

College and Career Readiness Information System (CCRIS)
Create an account on the College and Career Readiness Information System (CCRIS) to order PreACT materials.

 

Verify Materials Orders

 

Verify Accommodations Needs

 

Tips for Success

  • If additional materials are needed after you place your test material order, submit an additional order in CCRIS. Allow a minimum of two weeks for delivery using FedEx Ground (free) shipping. NOTE: Expedited shipping is not permissible within the Alabama state testing contract.
  • You can track your test material shipments using the Order History option in CCRIS.

Prepare Your Facility

 

Prepare Your Staff

 

Prepare Your Students

 

Prepare Your Test Materials

 

Tips for Success

  • Review the Check-In and Security of Test Materials section of the PreACT Administration Manual before receiving your shipment. Have it available to refer to while unpacking your test materials.
  • Remember to hold a training session with all testing staff (new and experienced) before test day. This is required and is separate from the briefing session that happens on test day. Suggested topics to cover during the training session are in your administration manual.
  • Determine the test administration options your site will use.
    • One or two day administration
    • Options for completing the examinee information sections.
    • Use of optional sort codes.
    • Use of Supplemental local items.

Resources for Test Day

 

Tips for Success

  • When entering name and address on the answer document (blocks B and P-S), be sure examinees:
    • Start with the first box and first column in block
    • Fill in the appropriate oval for each letter in addition to printing them in the boxes.
    • Fill in only one oval per column
  • Make sure examinees properly enter the form code into the Test Form block on their answer documents. This is essential to the answer documents being scored properly.
  • If you are testing an examinee approved for English learner supports, print a copy of the ACT-Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries list to verify at check in that the examinee's dictionary can be used for testing.

Transfer Test Materials and Data

 

Tips for Success

  • The instructions for collecting, packing, and returning test materials are linked above.
  • Test coordinators should verify completeness and accuracy of materials received from room supervisors before returning answer documents to ACT. Check that all Test Administration Forms are filled out and check that the test form code is properly gridded on each answer document.
  • Upon receiving the test materials from the school test coordinator for shipment back to ACT, district test coordinators need to completely fill out the front of the polymailer envelope(s).
  • When packing the processing envelopes, about 250 answer documents can fit in each Tyvek scoring envelope. The polymailer envelopes provided this year are smaller and will hold about 300 answer documents.
  • Do not return unused answer documents or any PreACT test materials.
  • Return the answer documents for all testing (standard, accommodations, or make-up) in the same shipment.
  • The polymailer envelopes include prepaid FedEx return shipping labels already affixed. You may leave the packed polymailer envelopes in a secure FedEx pick-up area at your site or FedEx drop-off site. Do not leave your packed polymailer envelopes in an unsupervised pick or drop-off site.