ACT

The ACT in English, Mathematics, Reading and Writing is given to 11th graders as a college entrance exam and to measure student progress toward and readiness for post-secondary plans. The mandatory test will be administered in February 2019.

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The ACT

English
Mathematics
Reading
Writing

11

Online
(Tue-Thu only)

02/20/19*

02/28/19*

Paper/Pencil

Administration Date:

02/20/19*

Make Up Testing Date:

03/12/19*​

​*subject to change

​​​​​​​​Overview

The ACT is a curriculum-based examination that can provide helpful information for all students, not just those who are planning to attend college. 

Taking the ACT can give every student a measure of his or her academic strengths and weaknesses, and can be used for college entrance. Students may use their results to recognize their academic strengths and areas where they need to improve, whether they intend to go to college or enter the workplace after high school. 

The ACT also includes an optional 45-60 minute pretest section that is administered to students on a day prior to the initial test date. The pretest session includes a series of questions related to a student's work in high school, college and occupational interests, and future plans. 

There is a 15 minute break between Test 2 and Test 3 and a 5 minute break before the start of the Writing Test.

  • Test 1 (English): 45 minutes
  • Test 2 (Math): 60 minutes
  • Test 3 (Reading): 35 minutes
  • Writing Test (1 prompt): 40 minutes

Students w​ith special needs
Students who are IDEA- and Section 504-eligible may receive accommodations for the ACT exam at the discretion of the appropriate personnel at each school. Listed below are a few types of accommodations available for student use.

  • Regular type:  A test booklet printed in a 10-point font.
  • Large type test booklet:  A test booklet printed in an 18-point font.
  • Large type answer sheet:  An answer sheet printed in an 18-point font. Testing staff to transfer the responses to a regular type answer document to be scanned and scored.
  • Braille:  A test booklet that contains braille and tactile graphics.
  • Reader's script:  A script of the test booklet (includes examinee directions from the test booklet, reading passages, and test items) for the reader to read aloud to one examinee.
  • Audio DVD:  Audio (no video) of the test booklet equivalent to the reader's script.
  • A Scribe to record student responses on answer sheet (must be in a separate room)
  • Additional breaks with standard time (must test in a separate room)
  • Separate test sessions
  • Testing over multiple days
  • Extended time to complete each test
  • A sign language interpreter to sign instructions, test items and response choices (must use Reader’s Script test individually in a separate room)


Contact Information

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Phone: 808-733-4100 ext. 227

Email: Bruce_Hirotsu@hawaiidoe.org

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