The ACT Test: Oklahoma

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 -Verify enrollment for test materials.

Step 3: Accommodation - Learn about accessibility supports; request accommodations and/or 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 (coming soon) 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

Standard Time Testing Window: April 5-7 and April 12-14, 2022

Accommodations Testing Window: April 5-8 and April 11-15, 2022

* The ACT Taken on Paper

Standard Time Testing: April 5, 2022

Accommodations Testing: April 5-8 and April 11-15, 2022


* Schools unable to meet ACT's technical requirements due to extenuating circumstances may request a waiver from the OSDE after ACT-required technical readiness steps have been followed. Please contact the OSDE Office of Assessments at assessments@sde.ok.gov or 405-521-3341 to begin the waiver process.

 

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

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PearsonAccessnext

Test Accessibility & Accommodations System (TAA)

Preparing for State Testing (FAQs)

Content Search

For information about dates and deadlines for Oklahoma seniors testing through the District Testing Early Spring program click here

 

ACT State Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time
Click here to Register/Join the meeting

Accommodations Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time 
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Or call in (audio only) 
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ACT General Questions:
800.553.6244, ext. 2800
contact form

Accommodations
800.553.6244, ext. 1788
ACTStateAccoms@act.org

State Policy Questions:
Office of Assessments
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Phone: 405.521.3341
assessments@sde.ok.gov

Step 1: Orientation

Before Testing: Get started with your testing program.

Learn about Test Formats and Policies

Select Test Dates and Verify Shipping Address (Manage Participation)

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Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts

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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.

Step 2: Configuration

Before Testing: Ensure systems are set up and data is submitted for testing.

Verify Enrollment Counts

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Tip: To verify accommodations/supports counts, run an Accommodations and Supports Roster in PearsonAccessnext.

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Complete Site Readiness for Online Testing

Step 3: Accommodation

Before Testing: Identify student needs for accommodations and/or supports.

Learn about Accessibility Supports

Websites:

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Training:

  • On Demand Accommodations Training Webinar (webinar) (coming soon)
  • ACT Accommodations Training slides (document) (coming soon)

Request Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports

Request Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline

Dates:

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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.

Step 4: Preparation

Before Testing: Prepare students, staff, facilities, and materials for testing.

Order Test Materials

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1: (coming soon)

calendarTest Window 2: (coming soon)

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Tip: If additional materials are needed for examinees authorized by ACT to test with accommodations/supports, call the ACT Accommodations team.

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

Complete Non-Test Activities

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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

Resources:

  • Test Facilities (manual section – select the first result listed after applying search filters)
  • Test Staff (manual section – select the first result listed after applying search filters)
  • Test Materials (manual section – select the first result listed after applying search filters)
  • Test Administration (manual section – select the first result listed after applying search filters)

Training:

  • ACT Test Administration Training (coming soon)
  • ACT Test Administration Training slides (coming soon)

Update Examinee Information

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calendar(coming soon)

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Create Online Test Sessions

Step 5: Administration

During Testing: Have a successful test administration.

Administer the Test

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1 Online Standard and Accommodation Administration Date: April 6-15, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Online Standard and Accommodation Administration Date: April 20-29, 2022

Resources:

Forms

Administration Manuals

Supplements

Video

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

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.

Step 6: Transportation

After Testing: Send materials and data back to ACT.

Return Test Materials

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1 Standard Time Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: April 20, 2022

calendarTest Window 1 Accommodations Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: April 29, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Standard Time Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: May 4, 2022

calendarTest Window 2 Accommodations Testing Materials Receipt Deadline: May 13, 2022

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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

Dates:

calendarApril 21, 2022

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Step 7: Interpretation

After Testing: Interpret score reports and test data.

Access and Understand Score Reports

Dates:

calendar See your Score Report Schedule for release dates

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Share Reporting Information with Examinees