Warren County High School

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ACT Test

Checklist: The Day Your Student Takes The ACT

Make sure your student:

  • Wakes with plenty of time to go to the test center.
  • Wears comfortable clothing (consider dressing in layers)
  • Brings the test ticket
  • Brings some sharp No. 2 pencils
  • Brings a photo ID
  • Brings an ACT-approved calculator (battery charged)
  • Leaves the cell phone at home or in the car (no phones permitted during the test or breaks)

For more information about test prep, how to register, etc., please scroll down and read this in its entirety as well as the links located to the right under the blue text box with links.                                            

Free ACT online prep now available by signing into the ACT academy.

IF you have used a fee waiver, then you automatically qualify for free Test prep through the ACT online. Please be aware of this when you sign up online. 

Please see the links to the right and slightly below. There you will find information handed out or talked about regarding ACT through school meetings and test prep classes.

In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made that morning around 7 am or after about whether or not the test will be canceled. Please listen to the local radio stations or view here for cancellations.

The official website for the ACT Test 

 

2020-2021 National ACT Test Dates for Warren County High

(Note: this does vary by school/test center this year more so than ever due to COVID-19 so be aware when registering; some test centers may not offer a test date or may offer an alternative date)

Test Date:

Registration Deadline:

Late Registration Deadline:(Late Fee Required)

September 11, 2021

August 6, 2021

August 20

October 23, 2021

Septemb1er 17, 2021

October 1

December 11, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19

February 12, 2022

January 7, 2022

January 21

April 2, 2022

February 25, 2022

March 11

June 11, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 20

July 16, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 24

 

Registration & Fees:

Warren County High School Code: 431367
Warren County High School Test Center Code: 184950

To register and for more specific ACT information, you may visit www.actstudent.org. For ACT inquiries, call 319.337.1270.

ACT (no Writing): $60.00
ACT plus Writing: $85.00
Late Fee: $36.00

Test Information Release (TIR) $30.00 (see following pages for more info)

The official ACT website does offer free sample questions and practice tests to help students prepare.

ACT Prep: free practice tests and links were posted on our school website under ACT. There are quizlets and lots of other good and free practice can be found with a quick search.

Also, if you use a fee waiver to register, then you may qualify for free Test prep through the ACT online Kaplan services as 

well. This is always subject to change but always be aware of opportunities when signing up as they are usually posted.

ACT has recently introduced new policies designed to enhance test security. These changes will impact all students taking the ACT and all test center staff and involve important ID requirements. You must bring an ACT approved form of identification the day of the exam; examples include a driver's license or official school ID with photo (not laminated) or current passport. If you do not have a proper ID, you may also get an ID form from your guidance counselor or school official. This form must be filled out properly with a school/notary seal.    You must have uploaded a current picture when registering so that it will be on your admission tickets.  Please note an admission ticket is NOT an ID. When checking in for the ACT that morning, your names on the admission ticket, ID, and official ACT roster must match.  Again, you must have proper ID when checking in that morning.   For Late Registration or Standby request, sign up online.  For more information, please go to the ACT's official website or read the information in your ACT packet from guidance or call ACT.  Info regarding taking the ACT, buying back the ACT, and more also follows here.

For more information, please go to the ACT's official website or read the information in your ACT packet from guidance. 

Currently, ACT requires all examinees and proctors/admins to wear masks on Saturday test dates. When signing up, please pay attention to your emails for any COVID changes as that is usually how ACT announces things.

In the event of extreme inclement weather, you may listen to the local radio stations or check the school’s social media pages to see if the ACT has been canceled.

 

 

Some general information regarding Saturday ACT testing at WCHS: 

1. The test will be given in classrooms at WCHS. Please enter the campus from Pioneer Lane (park in teacher parking lot) and enter the building through the door near the band room entrance.

2. Please arrive before 8:00 a.m. Testing begins at 8 a.m.

      Arriving by 7:45 allows you to find your test room, use the restroom, sharpen pencils, etc.

3.  You must have acceptable identification to enter (examples include driver's license or school ID) and your admission ticket is advised for faster test scores.  See the test registration information or ACT's website for more information. Your admission ticket will tell what to bring and where to park as well. You can print your admission ticket when you register or even the night before the ACT through your online MyACT account.

4. Bring two number 2 sharpened pencils. Do not bring scratch paper or notes.

5. Calculators are permitted but will NOT be provided for the math portion of the exam. Borrow one if needed from a math teacher.

6. Prohibited calculators include TI-89, TI-92, HP 40G, HP48GII, HP49G, Casio Algebra fx 2.0, Class Pad 300, CFX-9970G,pocket organizers, handheld or laptop computers, electronic writing pads, calculators built into cell phones or other electronic communication devices, calculators with a typewriter keypad (keys in QWERTY format), and calculators with built-in computer algebra systems.

7. No Apple watches, cell phone, or other electronic device use either.

For more on what not to do so you are not dismissed, please visit here:

www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day.html#

If you have questions, please use the link above to the official ACT site or see the college room or your guidance counselor or Mrs. Brown in room 220.

There are apps and social media pages as well so you can follow on Facebook, Instagram or

Twitter. So “like” and “follow” the ACT on social media as well for latest info, test tips, etc.  

 

Requesting a Copy of Your Test Questions and Answers:

If you order and pay for a Test Information Release (TIR) form and test at a national test center on a national test date that offers this service, you will receive a list of your answers, a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, the answer key, and scoring instructions. (If you took the Writing Test, you will also receive a copy of the writing prompt, the scoring rubric, and the scores assigned to your essay by two readers.) Information about ordering a photocopy of your answer document (including your essay if you took the Writing Test) for an additional fee will be included with your materials.

See current test fees at www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/fees.html for details about additional fees (a TIR was $30).

Which test dates offer this service? If you take the ACT at a national test center on one of the national test dates listed below, you can order a TIR form when you register. or during the three-month period after your test date usually. This service is not offered on any other test dates or for any non-national administrations (for example, International, Special).

Upcoming 2021-2022 Saturday National Testing Dates that Test Information Release is offered:

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022

If for any reason the ACT has to replace the test version scheduled for use at your test center or reschedule the administration, this offer becomes void, and ACT will refund your fee for this service.

The fastest and best way to receive a TIR is to register online when you register for ACT. But you can order by mail by downloading the Test Information Release (TIR), (PDF; 1 page) here:

http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/TestInformation_Release_orderform.pdf

Again, you may also purchase online when you register for the exam and you will receive the TIR as a pdf in your my ACT account a few weeks after taking the ACT.

ACT Prep:

Check out these tools to help you prepare for the big test and the links and pdf's to the right:

Follow ACT on social media: links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.

Free practice test booklet from ACT. 

ACT preparation practices

More Information, websites, strategies etc., for ACT:

The ACT now has a Test Prep Tool to help you study. This is available for free  only if you qualify for a fee waiver. For more info, see the ACT pdf below, visit ACT.org, or guidance.