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Tuesday, March 3rd - ACT + Writing Test

On Tuesday, March 3rd, all Juniors will be taking the ACT + Writing Test.  By state law, the ACT is being provided for all 11th graders in Wisconsin and results are reported back to the state. It is also an opportunity for all of our juniors to receive a college-reportable ACT score.

To ensure that schools are able to provide the right environment for the ACT, March 3rd will be a "Juniors Only" day, meaning no students other than juniors will be in attendance at each high school. Because the ACT requires strict guidelines and practices for administration, having a district-wide “Juniors Only” day is the best way we can provide our students with the right environment to take the ACT. We recommend that 9th, 10th and 12th grade students conduct visits to local colleges and meet with enrollment officials, engage in job shadowing or community service on this day.

There is a pre–test portion of the ACT which Juniors will complete prior to the test which includes filling in demographic information.  Students will be called alphabetically on Monday, February 24th to the cafeteria to complete this portion of the exam.  If students miss this, they should report to the Ash Office to complete this BEFORE March 3rd or they WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE TEST ON MARCH 3RD.  

More ACT Information on the MMSD website


Preparation

ACT Test Prep Site For Students


Room Assignments

ACT Student Room Assignments 03.02.19


Make-Up Test

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Breakfast/Lunch

A free pancake breakfast will be provided to juniors in the morning prior to ACT testing beginning at 7:45am.  Juniors should then be in their assigned testing room at 8:15am.  No lunch will be served.  Snacks and bottled water will be provided during a break half way through testing.


Dismissal

Juniors will be released upon completion of the test around 1:30pm.  


Transportation

Morning buses will all run as normal

Afternoon buses:

Yellow buses run early (approx. 1:30pm)

Metro buses will run on regular route schedules. An "end of day" bus will run at 3:45 (students may want to consider an alternative way home since testing will conclude around 1:30pm)


Testing Requirements

ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ABIDE BY THE ACT TESTING REQUIREMENTS.  This includes filling out the pre–test portion of the ACT.

ANY STUDENT FOUND IN VIOLATION OF TEST DAY REQUIREMENTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM TESTING AND THEIR TEST WILL NOT BE SCORED.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TEST DAY:

  • BRING A VALID ID.  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THEIR TEST ROOMS WITHOUT AN ID.
  • BRING NO. 2 PENCILS.
  • BRING A CALCULATOR. Please refer to these CALCULATOR GUIDELINES about allowable calculators.  Your child is responsible for knowing if his/her calculator meets ACT standards of use.  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CALCULATOR, ONE WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU FOR USE DURING TESTING.
  • NO CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES!  THERE IS NO CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE USE AT ANY TIME, INCLUDING DURING THE BREAKS.  STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED FROM TESTING AND THEIR SCORES WILL BE CANCELLED IF CELL PHONES ARE FOUND.


Questions & Concerns

If you have any questions regarding these assessments, please contact Assistant Principal, Melanie Thiel, at (608) 204-4117.