ACT INFO for OHS Juniors
In School ACT Test Info - TEST DATE MARCH 16
ALL JUNIORS, including distance learners, will be expected to be on campus on March 16 for the ACT.
March 16 will be distance learning day for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors.
ACT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
- IMPORTANT CHANGES
- This year, all juniors will fill in the pre-registration student profile information online (this has been done at school on paper in previous years).
- We will have dates and a submission deadline for the completion of the online pre-registration for you in the coming days.
- There is no fee for in-school ACT.
- If you complete the information on the student profile online section by the deadline (date TBA), you can send your scores, free of charge, to four colleges or scholarship agencies of your choice.
- Changes made after the deadline may be not reflected on your score report.
- Once your test has been scored, you are no longer able to update non-test information and you will be charged a fee for reports you wish to send to colleges.
- The in-school ACT test date for juniors is March 16.
General info about the ACT
- Check the ACT website at https://www.act.org/ for info
- Free practice test link: https://cloud.e.act.org/free-practice-act-test
- Free ACT Test Prep: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/free-act-test-prep.html
How to prepare for the ACT
General Test Taking Tips: FROM ACT.ORG
- Gather everything you need the day before the test, including: an approved calculator, test ticket, sharpened pencils, and photo ID.
- Double check the registration time and location. Make sure you know how to get to the test center and how much time you should allow for travel. Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early to get registered and settle in.
- Get plenty of sleep the night before the test.
- Wear comfortable clothing and eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test.
- As you get started, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. Keep a positive attitude.
- Listen carefully to instructions and ask questions if you hear something you don’t understand.
- Focus your attention entirely on your work.
- Position your answer sheet right next to your test booklet so you can mark answers quickly and accurately.
- Read each question and possible responses completely before answering. If you’re not sure of the answer, choose the one you think is best and move on.
- Be sure to answer every question—there’s no penalty for guessing.
- Pace yourself and occasionally check the time.
- If you finish before time is up, reread the questions and check your answers.