Important Announcement

ACT/WorkKeys testing is currently on hold. Please return all ACT test booklets and alternate test formats. Answer documents and other administration documentation may be kept until further notice but must be kept in a locked and safe location. Schools may keep all WorkKeys materials in secure, locked storage until further notice. Please contact your Regional Accountability Coordinator for questions.

State of North Carolina

ACT State Testing

Welcome to Your Testing Program

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 sections. 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.

Your Products


Information to help guide the administration of the PreACT.

The ACT Test

Learn about the administration of the ACT test.

WorkKeys on Paper

Information to help guide the administration of the WorkKeys assessments on paper.

WorkKeys Online

Information about the administration of the WorkKeys assessments online.