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Rockwood School District

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Quick Facts

  • For 11th grade students
  • All juniors will be automatically registered
  • Assesses English, Reading, Math, and Science
  • Spring testing window
  • Approximately 4.5 hours
  • Accommodations available
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To assist our students as they prepare for college and careers, Rockwood School District is offering the opportunity for all high school juniors to take the ACT (American College Test) college entrance exam during a school day at NO COST to families.

The ACT is the nation's most widely accepted college entrance exam. This test will help guide our graduates toward college and career readiness. The results of this test will help the school determine ways to improve our curriculum and learning for all students.

The ACT will be administered to all juniors April 4, 2023 during the school day. The exam lasts approximately four hours. The testing will take place at your high school.

All Rockwood juniors will be automatically registered to take the test. Students and parents will receive information about pre-test day information to complete via email prior to test day.

If you currently have an IEP or 504 plan, your case manager will reach out to you about accommodations. If you do not have a school plan in place, please contact your school's Building Test Coordinator to discuss options.

Tips for Taking the ACT

  • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet.
  • Read the directions for your test carefully, as well as every question.
  • Pace yourself; don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
  • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
  • Answer the easy questions first, then go back and answer the more difficult ones.
  • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can; then make an educated guess among those remaining.
  • Answer every question. Your scores on multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
  • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.

Get Ready for Testing Day!