ACT District Testing NCR Online Only Summer

The ACT District Testing program provides students the opportunity to earn non-college reportable ACT scores by taking the test in their own classrooms. 

Next Steps | Welcome | Test Dates | Tips for Success | Help and Contact

Welcome to Your District Testing Program

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  June 11-14, 2024, June 17-18, 2024 and June 20-21, 2024



Documents will be replaced as they become available for Summer 2024 testing

Tips for Success

  1. Bookmark this web page and check back frequently for updated content. Content will be added as it's available.
  2. Mark important dates from your Schedule of Events on your calendar and set reminders for deadlines.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the seven stages of the testing cycle (Orientation, Configuration, Accommodation, Preparation, Administration, Transportation, and Interpretation) by browsing using the links provided. You can see a brief description, action items, and resources associated with each stage to help you get a feel for the testing timeline. Content will be linked as it becomes available.
  4. Watch for emails from ACT with important reminders. Add our email address to your contacts to prevent emails from going to spam/junk folders. Please see Exemptlisting instructions.

Helpful Links

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District Testing Summer NCR Online Office Hours #1: Link

District Testing Summer NCR Online Office Hours #2: Link


ACT General Questions:
Phone: 800.553.6244, ext. 2800
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Step 1: Orientation

Get oriented with the testing program.

Learn about Test Formats and Policies


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.

Step 2: Configuration

Configure testing setup and systems.

Step 3: Accommodation

Verify needs for accommodations and/or supports.

Step 4: Preparation

Prepare for testing.

Complete Non-Test Activities


Provide Examinees Test Prep Information



Prepare Your Facility and Staff



Update Examinee Information


calendar May 6 - June 21, 2024



Create Online Test Sessions


calendar May 13 - June 21, 2024




Step 5: Administration

Administer the test successfully.

Administer the Test

Online Testing Dates:

calendarTest Window: June 11-14, 2024, June 17-18, 2024 and June 20-21, 2024



Administration Manuals



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

No Materials should be returned for Summer 2024 Online NCR.

Test Materials

Note: No materials should be returned to ACT Summer 2024 Online NCR, please refer to the manual for information on test material retention. 

Secure Storage and Transport Resources:


Step 7: Interpretation

Interpret score reports and test data.