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 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 1: April 4-6 and April 11-13, 2023
Standard Time Testing Window 2: April 18-20, 2023 and April 25-27, 2023

* The ACT Taken on Paper

Standard Time Testing Window 1: April 4, 2023
Accommodations Testing Window 1: April 4-7, 2023 and April 10-14, 2023
Standard Time Testing Window 2: April 18, 2023
Accommodations Testing Window 1: April 18-21, 2023 and April 24-28, 2023

 


* 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 2023 testing

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Test Accessibility & Accommodations System (TAA)

Preparing for State Testing (FAQs) 

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

 

Accommodations Office Hours:  Link

Oklahoma Questions:
319-337-1599

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

Learn about Test Formats and Policies

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Select Test Dates and Verify Shipping Address (Manage Participation)

Dates:

calendarNovember 7 - December 9, 2022

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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 PearsonAccess next , 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

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Request Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports

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calendarSeptember 12, 2022 - February 10, 2023

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Request Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline

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calendarFebruary 13 - March 31, 2023

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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.

Order Test Materials

Dates:

calendarTest Window 1: February 27 - March 17, 2023

calendarTest Window 2: April 4 - 7, 2023

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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. 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 and Shipment Tracking. See the View Status and Shipment Information section in the PearsonAccess next User Guide.

Complete Non-Test Activities

Dates:

calendar March 31, 2023

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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 PearsonAccess next . Refer to the Accessing Reports section of PearsonAccess next 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

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Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials

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Update Examinee Information

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calendarFebruary 17 - April 28, 2023

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Create Online Test Sessions

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calendarTest Window 1: February 27 - April 13, 2023

calendarTest Window 2: April 12 - 27, 2023

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Administer the Test

Paper Testing Dates:

calendar Test Window 1 Standard Time Administration Date: April 4, 2023

calendar Test Window 1 Accommodations Administration Window: April 4 - 7, 2023 and April 10 - 14, 2023

calendar Test Window 2 Standard Time Administration Date: April 18, 2023

calendar Test Window 2 Accommodations Administration Window: April 18 - 21, 2023 and April 24 - 28, 2023

Online Testing Dates:

calendar Test Window 1 Standard Time and Accommodations Administration Window: April 4 - 6, 2023 and April 11 - 13, 2023

calendar Test Window 2 Standard Time and Accommodations Administration Window: April 18 - 20, 2023 and April 25 - 27, 2023

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    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

    Paper Dates:

    calendarTest Window 1 standard time testing materials receipt deadline: April 11, 2023

    calendarTest Window 1 accommodations testing materials receipt deadline: April 21, 2023

    calendarTest Window 2 standard time testing materials receipt deadline: April 25, 2023

    calendarTest Window 2 accommodations testing materials receipt deadline: May 5, 2023

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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:

    calendarTest Window 1: April 13, 2023

    calendarTest Window 2: April 27, 2023

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