American College Testing
American College Testing Service Assessment (ACT and ACT+) measures
educational development in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning.
This assessment measures skills necessary for success in post secondary educational settings,
including students’ reasoning abilities and knowledge of subject matter fields.
Although all Saturday ACT tests are optional, many post secondary institutions require the test.
ACT offers an optional 30-minute writing test (ACT+).
The ACT test is given as part of the PSAE to all JUNIORS on April 23 and 24.
Juniors are automatically registered for this free ACT Exam!
(NOTE: There is NO WRITING PORTION this year).
Target Population: Predominantly college-bound 11th and 12th grade students.
September 8, 2012
August 17, 2012
BG, JH, P, RM, W
October 27, 2012
September 21, 2012
BG, EG, JH, P, RM, W
December 8, 2012
November 2, 2012
BG, EG, JH, P, RM, W
February 9, 2013
January 11, 2013
BG, EG, JH, P, RM, W
*April 13, 2013
March 8, 2013
BG, EG, JH, P, RM, W
*June 8, 2013
May 3, 2013
BG, EG, JH, P, RM, W
An asterisk (*) indicates test dates recommended for junior students. All test dates are Saturdays.
Prospect High School Test Center Code is 174400.
Our High School Code is 143-062.
Students who have an IEP or 504 Plan must see their Counselor six weeks prior to registration to complete the required documentation.
ACT Test Day Checklist
ID requirements have changed !!!
You need BOTH
a PRINTED COPY of your TICKET
AND ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID to TEST.
• Report to your assigned test center by the Reporting Time (7:45 a.m.) listed on your ticket. You will NOT be admitted to test if you are late.
• Bring a printed copy of your ticket with your picture to the test center. You will NOT be admitted to test if you do not have a printed copy of your ticket with your picture.
• Bring acceptable photo identification. You will NOT be admitted to test if your ID does not meet ACT’s requirements.
• Testing staff will check your photo ID and ticket, admit you to your test room, direct you to a seat, and provide test materials.
• Be ready to begin testing after all examinees present at 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated.
• Please note that ACT may visit test centers to conduct enhanced test security procedures including, but not limited to, collecting images of examinees during check-in or other security activities on test day.
• Do not engage in any prohibited behavior at the test center. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored. Note: For National and International Testing, you will be asked to sign a statement on the front cover of your test booklet agreeing to this policy.
• Once you break the seal on your test booklet, you cannot later request a Test Date Change, even if you do not complete all your tests.
• You may use a permitted calculator on the Mathematics Test only. Some models and features are prohibited. You are responsible for knowing if your calculator is permitted and bringing it to the test center.
• The following rules also apply to using your calculator:
you may use it only during the Mathematics Test;
you may use your backup calculator only after it has been checked by a member of the testing staff;
you may not share your calculator; and
you may not store test materials in your calculator's memory
• If your calculator has characters one inch high or larger, or a raised display, testing staff may seat you where no other examinee can see your calculator.
• A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. You will NOT be allowed to use cell phones or any electronic devices during the break, and you may not eat or drink anything in the test room. (If you take the ACT Plus Writing, you will have time before the Writing Test to relax and sharpen your pencils.)
• Students taking the ACT (No Writing) with standard time are normally dismissed about 11:30 a.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed about 12:15 p.m.
• If you do not complete all your tests for any reason, tell a member of the testing staff whether or not you want your answer document scored before you leave the test center. If you do not, all tests attempted will be scored.
ACT Home Page
Register online for the ACT
. You'll need your credit card. Plan to spend an hour registering.
Please arrive at Prospect by 7:30 am on the Test Date at the Assessment Center, Room 143.
Bring the following items to Prospect:
Your admission ticket AND acceptable photo ID
Sharpened soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers (NO mechanical pencils or ink pens)
A PERMITTED calculator
is an option if you've missed the late registration deadline.
Does my college of choice require the writing portion of the ACT?
Request Score Reports
ACT Special Accommodations Information
See your counselor for the forms required if you are entitled to accommodations.
ACT Test Prep
You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the Prohibited Calculators list.
For models on the Calculators Permitted with Modification list, you will be required to modify some of the calculator's features.
The following types of calculators are PROHIBITED: calculators with built-in computer algebra systems.
Prohibited calculators in this category include:
All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS—Note: The TI-Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted.
HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G, or HP 50G
Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300 and ClassPad 330, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
Handheld, tablet, or laptop computers, including PDAs
Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—Note: The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.
Calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices
Calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format)—Note: Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted.
Calculators Permitted with Modification
The following types of calculators are permitted, but only after they are modified as noted:
calculators with paper tape—Remove the tape.
calculators that make noise—Turn off the sound.
calculators with an infrared data port—Completely cover the infrared data port with heavy opaque material such as duct tape or electrician's tape (includes Hewlett-Packard HP 38G series, HP 39G series, and HP 48G).
calculators that have power cords—Remove all power/electrical cords.
TEST PREP FOR THE ACT® 2012-2013 at Prospect High School
ACT Test Prep registration will open December 1, 2012 through January 12, 2013.
Prospect's Test Prep Seminar offers a comprehensive approach for preparing students to take the ACT
enables students to apply and practice proven strategies that improve results
focuses on developing the ability to solve problems, draw conclusions, make inferences, and think analytically
provides assignments that solidify skills
This course is offered to juniors during second semester in order to prepare for the ACT, a part of the mandatory Prairie State Achievement Exam.
Students will learn how the ACT is scored and develop test-taking strategies to help improve their scores.
Strategies for taking the ACT differ from those that are appropriate for the PSAT/SAT.
This seminar is not an individualized tutorial. It is a review of the course content that students have been exposed to in their high school classes.
Prospect offers three sessions:
SESSION 1: Saturday mornings (8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9.
SESSION 2: Monday afternoons (3:20 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.) February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11. Note: There is class on February 18th.
SESSION 3: Wednesday evenings (6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13.
Please contact Mrs. Janice Sokolik at (847) 718-5413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
ACT at Prospect High School
The ACT test will be administered at Prospect High School on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
We strongly recommend this for Juniors enrolled in one of Prospect’s ACT Test Prep Seminars.
Registration deadline is March 8. A late fee is required from March 9 - 22.
Saturday, June 8 is the next ACT test.
Registration deadline is May 3. A late fee is required from May 4 - 17.
Standby registration is now available on-line at the ACT Web site! Go to www.actstudent.org.
Please Note: Students needing accommodations must see their counselor at least SIX weeks before the test date.
A practice ACT will be administered to ALL Prospect Juniors on Thursday, March 21.
Juniors will take the practice ACT during periods 1-5, have lunch during period 6
and will complete their identifying information on their PSAE/ACT answer folders during periods 7-8.
The results of the practice ACT will be reviewed with the Juniors in classes after spring break.
Please ask your Juniors to share their practice ACT materials with you; we will NOT be mailing home this information.
The administration and staff of Prospect High School wish all of our JUNIORS well
as they prepare for the MANDATORY Prairie State Achievement Examination!
Juniors will take a free ACT test as part of the PSAE on April 23 and 24.
Juniors are automatically registered for this exam.
(Please NOTE: There is NO WRITING portion this year)
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Janice Sokolik at (847) 718-5413 or email@example.com
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