ACT Administration-Tuesday, May 3rd

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ACT Administration-Tuesday, May 3rd
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On May 3, 2016, Chicago Public Schools will be administering the ACT to all 11th graders and the AP Spanish Language Exam to a few Seniors. The ACT is an official college admittance exam. As some of the most influential people in your child’s life, you will have the opportunity to help your child understand the importance of preparing for life after high school. We believe all students should be prepared for that next step and assessing our students’ college readiness is an important piece of that preparation.

Here are a few important details about ACT Testing Day. Please read all details carefully.

  • The ACT will be administered to 11th graders only on May 3, 2016. This will be a non-attendance day for all 9th and 10th graders. The only 12th graders that should report are those taking the AP Spanish Exam; these students have already been notified separately.
  • Student arrival will take place from 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM. We will be serving a special breakfast to testing students on this day.
  • Students need to arrive no later than 8:00 AM on the morning of March 3rd. Students that arrive after 8:00 AM will be sent home immediately. Late students will NOT be permitted to take the exam.
  • All students are required to turn in all cell phones and electronic devices prior to entering testing rooms. Cell phones are NOT PERMITTED in testing rooms under any circumstances. Cell phones will be labeled and placed in bags, and will be kept locked and secured in a room under security supervision. If students do not want to turn in their cell phones, they should not bring their cell phones to school at all.
  • Students MUST bring the following items on testing day:
    • Student ID
    • Calculator
    • Several sharpened #2 pencils.
  • The cafeteria will serve an optional lunch at the conclusion of the test from 12:35 – 1:15 PM. Students will be excused for the remainder of the day, unless they qualify for extended testing time.

Juniors can send their results to four colleges or universities of their choice. We recommend you speak with your student’s guidance counselor about the results and the tools to assist them in making plans for the future.

We look forward to this exciting opportunity and want to thank you for your support and influence to help your child reach his or her greatest potential.