The ACT Test Fall: Kentucky

Test Administration Process Next Steps

Select your current phase of the test administration process to see resources related to that phase.


Step 1: Orientation - Learn about test formats and policies; select test dates and provide shipping information; select test staff and set up accounts.

Step 2: Configuration - Upload student data records; verify enrollment for test materials.

Step 3: Accommodation - Learn about accessibility supports; request qualified exceptions to the deadline.

Step 4: Preparation - Order test materials; complete non-test activities; provide examinees test prep information; prepare your facility, staff, and materials; update examinee information.

Step 5: Administration - Administer the test.

Step 6: Transportation - Return test materials.

Step 7: Interpretation - Access and understand score reports; share reporting information with examinees.

Important Dates

Your  Schedule of Events contains all dates and deadlines for your test event. Check it frequently to ensure you're on track for a successful administration.

Test Dates

The ACT Taken Online

  • Test Window 1: October 4-6, 2022 and October 11-13, 2022
  • Test Window 2: October 18-20, 2022 and October 25-27,2022

The ACT Taken on Paper

  • Test Accommodations Window 1: October 4-7,2022 and October 10-14, 2022
  • Test Accommodations Window 2: October 18-21, 2022 and October 24-28, 2022




Documents will be replaced as they become available for Fall 2022 testing

Helpful Links

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Accommodations Office Hours: 
Time and Date - As Scheduled and On Demand
Link to register

Kentucky Questions:

ACT General Questions:
800.553.6244, ext. 2800
contact form

800.553.6244, ext. 1788

State Policy Questions:
Office of Assessment and Accountability
Phone: 502.564.4394
Fax: 502.564.7749

Learn about Test Formats and Policies

Select Test Dates and Verify Shipping Address (Manage Participation)


calendarAugust 1 - 26, 2022




Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts




Tip: When the district test coordinator changes the school test coordinator in PearsonAccessnext, remember to deactivate the existing test coordinator's user account. Updates need to be completed in two places: the manage contacts screen and creating a new user account.

Learn about Accessibility Supports

Request Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports

Request Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline


calendarAugust 29 - September 30, 2022



Tip: Reconsideration is used if you submitted a request for accommodations that was denied. Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline is for limited reasons as indicated on the form.

Tip: If selecting the Qualified Exceptions date in TAA, make sure to attach the Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline Form in the request.

Order Test Materials


calendarTest Window 1: September 5 - 23, 2022

calendarTest Window 2: October 4 - 7, 2022




Tip: If additional materials are needed for examinees authorized by ACT to test with accommodations/supports, call the ACT Accommodations team. Use the Accommodations and Supports Roster, which can be accessed in PearsonAccessnext by Test Coordinators and Room Supervisors, to provide information to ensure the right students receive additional materials.

Tip: You can track test materials shipments using Orders & Shipment Tracking. See the View Status and Shipment Information section in the PearsonAccessnext User Guide.

Parental Consent

Complete Non-Test Activities


calendarSeptember 19 - October 12, 2022



Tip: To provide visibility into the non-test information process, schools will have access to a new daily Student Code Usage Status report after receiving their first shipment of materials. This report is posted in the Published Reports section in PearsonAccessnext. Refer to the Accessing Reports section of PearsonAccessnext User Guide for instructions. This report contains “Yes” or “No” to indicate students who have not used their Student Code or not completed college choices.

Provide Examinees Test Prep Information

Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials



Update Examinee Information


calendarAugust 26 - October 26, 2022



Create Online Test Sessions

Administer the Test

Paper Testing Dates:

calendarTest Window 1 — accommodations administration window: October 4 - 7, 2022 and October 10 - 14, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 — accommodations administration window: October 18 - 21, 2022 and October 24 - 28, 2022

Online Testing Dates:

calendarTest Window 1 — Online Administration Window: October 4 - 6, 2022 and October 11 - 13, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 — Online Administration Window: October 18 - 20, 2022 and October 25 - 27, 2022



Administration Manuals



Tip: Ensure you are using the correct materials for your test date and type to avoid cancellation of scores.

Tip: ACT test translated directions for students testing on paper are shipped with secure test materials.

Tip: If you are testing an examinee authorized for English learner supports, have the ACT-Authorized Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionaries list handy to verify at check-in that the examinee’s dictionary can be used for testing.

Return Test Materials


calendarTest Window 1 — accommodations testing materials receipt deadline: October 21, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 — accommodations testing materials receipt deadline: November 4, 2022



Tip: Do not return unused answer documents from initial testing. Use those for makeup testing.

Tip: Return answer documents following testing so they arrive at ACT by the receipt deadline listed on the Schedule of Events and can be scored.

Tip: Return all ACT-authorized accommodations materials at the end of the testing window, rather than returning materials for individual examinees as they complete testing.

Tip: If you receive an additional order, write your high school name and code on the return shipping labels.

Purge Online Testing Content


calendarOctober 13, 2022

calendarOctober 27, 2022