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ACT District Testing Program Details

During the 2022-2023 school year, ACT will offer four test dates: one in the fall and three in the spring. Select the date(s) that work best for your district.

Districts may choose from two test options. All participating schools in a district must test using the same test option—either the ACT or the ACT with writing.

The district assessment coordinator will be our primary contact for the ACT District Testing program. During the implementation phase, we ask that this coordinator serve as the liaison between schools, district officials, and ACT.

During subsequent phases (school establishment, training, materials delivery, administration, and some post-exam activities), we will work directly with the schools. From time to time, we may still ask for the coordinator’s assistance.

Once testing is completed, we will send the district assessment coordinator all district-level reports and an invoice based on the number of students tested and the type of test administered.

District assessment coordinators may also be the school test coordinator at individual schools participating in District testing.

Assessment Delivery Price
The ACT Online $50.25
The ACT with Writing Online $65.00
The ACT Paper and Pencil $50.50
The ACT with Writing Paper and Pencil $65.25


Additional discounts available for districts with 50%-100% of students in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP). View pricing infographic.

Bundled Pricing
Order ACT District Testing and PreACT® and/or PreACT® 8/9 together to receive bundled pricing discounts!

Must have an ACT District Testing contract to receive discounted pricing. Bundled discount is $1.00 off/student on the PreACT and/or PreACT 8/9. No discount code necessary, billing will be adjusted appropriately.

Districts may choose to participate in both fall 2022 and one spring 2023 ACT test window—or choose to participate in only fall or only one spring test date. Note that all schools testing under a parent institution (district) must test in the test window selected by the district using the same test option—either the ACT or the ACT with writing.

In spring 2022, we’ll request information about schools and testing staff designated for fall 2022. Any testing staff changes that occur over the summer can be submitted to ACT in August. We’ll accept applications for ACT-approved accommodations for the fall 2022 test window beginning in early May. You can continue to submit accommodation applications through early September.

In the spring of 2022, we’ll request information about schools and testing staff designated for the spring 2023 administration. Any testing staff changes that occur over the summer can be submitted to ACT when they occur. We’ll accept applications for ACT-approved accommodations for the spring 2023 test window in September, the deadline is based on the administration selected. Deadlines are approximately 5 weeks prior to the first test date for the window/admin selected.


Fall 2022 High Level Schedule (PDF)

Early Spring 2023 High Level Schedule (PDF)

Late Spring 2023 High Level Schedule (PDF)

Late April 2023 High Level Schedule (PDF)

Key Dates and Deadlines

Test Session Enrollment/Signed Agreement & School List (Org. File) Deadline**
Test Date Online Testing Window
Fall 2022

August 31, 2022
October 18, 2022
(Test Window 1)
October 18-20 &
October 25-27
(Test Window 1)
November 1, 2022
(Test Window 2)
November 1-3 & November 8-10
(Test Window 2)
Early Spring 2023

January 18, 2023
March 7, 2023
(Test Window 1)
March 7-9 &
March 14-16
(Test Window 1)
March 28, 2023
(Test Window 2)
March 28-30 &
April 4-6
(Test Window 2)
Late Spring 2023

February 15, 2023
April 4, 2023
(Test Window 1)
April 4-6 &
April 11-13
(Test Window 1)
April 18, 2023
(Test Window 2)
April 18-20 &
April 25-27
(Test Window 2)
Late April Online 2023

March 15, 2023
N/A – This window is open to online testing only.
April 25-27 &
May 2-4
(Test Window 1)

*Districts may participate in one of the three spring test dates.
**This deadline is the date an enrollment agreement/signed contract and list of participating schools (org. file) is required. It is possible to enroll, sign the contract, and submit a list of participating schools the same day using a digital signature.

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