The ACT Test: Senior Retake

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Important Dates

Test Dates

The ACT Taken on Paper

  • Initial Test Date: September 22, 2020
  • Initial Accommodations Testing Window: September 22 - October 2, 2020
  • Makeup Test Date: October 6, 2020
  • Makeup Accommodations Testing Window: October 6-12, 2020
  • Emergency Test Date: October 20, 2020
  • Emergency Accommodations Testing Window: October 20 - 26, 2020

Documents will be replaced as they become available for fall 2020 testing

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Test Accessibility & Accommodations System (TAA)

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Contact Information

ACT General Questions:
800.553.6244, ext. 2800
contact form
Accommodations:
 
800.553.6244, ext. 1788
ACTStateAccoms@act.org

State Code: 43

State Policy Questions:
Phone: 615-351-1146
Website: Tennessee Department of Education

Test Administration Process Overview

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  1. Orientation - Get oriented with the testing program.
  2. Configuration - Configure testing setup and systems.
  3. Verification - Verify needs for accommodations and/or supports.
  4. Preparation - Prepare for testing.
  5. Administration - Administer the test successfully.
  6. Transportation - Transport materials and data to ACT.
  7. Interpretation - Interpret score reports and test data.

Orientation

Get oriented with the testing program.

Learn about the ACT Test

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.

Testing Information

 

 

 

Configuration

Configure testing setup and systems.

Activity: Make Staff Arrangements

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Activity: Manage Participation and Verify Shipping Address

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Activity: Verify Enrollment for Test Materials/Order Test Materials

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

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 PearsonAccessnext User Guide.

Activity: Upload Student Data 

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Verification

Verify needs for accommodations and/or supports

Activity: Request Accommodations and/or English Learner Supports

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Tip: The test coordinator can select one or more test accommodations coordinator(s) (TAC) to help identify examinees who may be eligible for accommodations and/or supports. The TAC may gather supporting documentation and parent/guardian consent to release information to ACT forms. Additionally, the TAC may enter requests in to the TAA system. Once the TC has access to the TAA system, the TC grants access to TACs.

Tip: 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 select the test dates for your administration.

Tip: If requests are not authorized by ACT, you have the option to test these examinees with accommodations and/or supports  for non-college reportable scores. The test coordinator needs to order non-college reportable materials in PearsonAccessnext.

Preparation

Prepare for testing.

Activity: Prepare Your Facility

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Activity: Prepare Your Staff

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Activity: Prepare Your Examinees

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Activity: Prepare Your Test Materials 

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Activity: Complete non-test Activities

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Administration 

Administer the test successfully.

Activity: Resources for Test Day

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Forms
Manuals
Supplements

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.

Transportation

Transport materials and Data to ACT.

Activity: Transfer Test Materials 

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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 to arrive at ACT no longer than the receipt deadline listed on the Schedule of Events.

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

Tip: Write your high school name and code on additional order return shipping labels.

Interpretation

Interpret score reports and test data.

Activity: Understand Score Reports - School

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Activity: Understand Score Reports - Students

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