Junior ACT Information Letter 3.4.21

Junior ACT Information Letter 3.4.21
Posted on 03/04/2021
Junior ACT Information Letter 3.4.21

Dear Parent/Guardian:

This is a reminder that Wisconsin students in grade 11 will be participating in the ACT with writing assessment.  Our school is scheduled to take the ACT with writing on Tuesday, March 9.  All students, in-person, virtual, and blended, should report to Badger at 7:40 am on March 9.  In-person students will be notified of their rooms on Monday, March 8 during their 3rd hour class.  Blended and virtual students will need to check in at the main office on March 9th to determine which room they will report to that day.     

At this time in-person assessment is the only viable method for the state assessments. The company who produces the test has no remote (virtual) testing option available. Proctored, on-site testing ensures standardized administration that includes equitable access to technology and optimal testing environments, test security, and validity.

We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe testing environment. We are following procedures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health Services (DHS) including social distancing, smaller numbers of students within a classroom, and the frequent sanitization of student spaces and equipment. 

The ACT with writing tests students in the areas of English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing. The entire test will be administered in one day. Please make sure students are healthy before sending them to school. Please keep students home who are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19. Students not in school on testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test on Tuesday, March 23.

Please remember that students will need a #2 pencil and an approved calculator the day of the test.  Please visit www.act.org/calculator-policy.html to determine if your student has an approved calculator.  Math teachers are willing to check out a calculator to students in need of one, but students must ask before March 9 if they are interested.  In addition, please be aware that cell phones, Smart watches, food, beverages, books, and backpacks will NOT be permitted in the testing rooms.  We ask that students please leave these items at home or in their locker during testing so as not to void the test.  Snacks and water will be provided during designated breaks during the testing schedule.  

Following testing, junior students will be able to leave campus for the remainder of the day.  School lunch will be provided; however, for any student wishing to remain on campus.  Please make sure that your student has a good night’s rest the night before the test and that they eat a balanced breakfast at home or at school in preparation for testing.  Again, please make sure that your student reports to their designated room at 7:40 am on March 9. 

Lastly, juniors have received directions to complete the non-testing information that ACT requires.  This information includes choosing which institutions the test scores should be sent.  Please help ensure that your student completes this information online at www.act.org by March 8.  If your student has any questions regarding this process, please have them contact their guidance counselor.  

Thank you,

Katherine Stanton

Associate Principal

262.348.2000 ext. 2061

[email protected] 

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