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ACT/SAT Testing Information

Tuesday, February 25th, the ACT will be administered to your student, if he/she chose this test as the state assessment choice. On Wednesday, March 4th, the SAT will be administered to your student if he/she chose this test as the state assessment choice.  Both tests are during the regular school day at no cost to you, no registration is required by you or your student. The ACT/SAT test scores will provide you with information about your student's progress toward college readiness. In addition, colleges use ACT/SAT scores for admissions decisions, course placement, academic advising, and loans and scholarships. Students participating in the statewide ACT/SAT administration can select up to four colleges (or other reporting agencies) to receive their ACT/SAT score reports. 


Tuesday, February 25: ACT Test 8:30am 

Wednesday, March 4: SAT Test 8:30am


Testing procedures dictated by the ACT/SAT are inflexible; as such, please be aware of the following:


Precoding: Students who did not complete precoding documents prior to test day will not be permitted to enter the testing area.

ACT Precoding: Wednesday, February 19th 2:00 Media Center

SAT Precoding: Wednesday, February 26th 10:00 Cafeteria 


Bus Riders and Drivers: If at all possible please drive your student to school on testing days, please see attached for an alternate route to SOA to avoid the railroad tracks that cross at Montague Avenue.


Electronics: Students may not handle or access a cell phone or any electronic device at any time in the testing room or during breaks.  This includes smartwatches, watches with alarms, fitness bands, and any other device with recording, internet, or communications capabilities.


Calculator:  Students are responsible for knowing if their calculator is permitted. See here for ACT/SAT Calculator Policy.  Please clear calculators before arriving.

School of the Arts will not provide calculators on test day.


Snacks / Lunch: Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks and, or a lunch for test day. The test is approximately 4 hours long and students will be permitted to access snacks during test breaks.


Violation of any of the ACT/SAT policies may result in voiding of test scores.


Prior to the day of testing, please make sure your student gets adequate sleep and has a healthy breakfast to ensure the best possible test results.


As always, please do not hesitate to contact the SOA School Counseling Department if we can be of further assistance!