Free ACT Opportunity - Juniors
The Snohomish School District will be offering the ACT (American College Test) free of charge for all high school juniors on March 24, 2020, during the school day. This is an amazing opportunity for students to take a college entrance exam at no cost to families and for our schools to collect data that will help improve student learning. As a district, offering free ACT reflects our commitment to eliminating barriers to career and college readiness. We are also excited to report that some students who struggled with the format of the Smarter Balanced Assessment were able to show proficiency through their test scores on the ACT. Students testing on March 24 at their high school will be registered by the district office. Therefore, you do not need to do anything to register your student for the March 24, 2020, testing session. Students who take the ACT outside of the March 24 district-hosted testing will need to follow the ACT National testing process on www.act.org.
The ACT is a leading U.S. college admissions test and includes tests in science, writing, reading, math and English. It is a curriculum-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. It includes an Interest Inventory that provides students with valuable information for career and educational planning as well as a Student Profile Section that provides a comprehensive profile of an examinee’s work in high school and his/her future. To learn more about the ACT, please visit www.act.org.
No later than Friday, November 15, 2019, students who may need testing accommodations such as students with an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan), 504 Plan, or specific health plans and students receiving English Language (EL) services, will be given an accommodation request packet by their Special Education teacher, counselor, EL teacher or school nurse. This packet is to be filled out by both the student and their parent or legal guardian and returned to the main office of your student’s school by November 25, 2019. For the accommodations request to be submitted to ACT on your student’s behalf, the request form must be filled out completely and the parent consent form must have a parent or guardian’s signature. For students on a 504 Plan, ACT requires a doctor’s note when requesting accommodations; if you do not have one on file with our district office, you will need to provide one. Please note that if your student is approved for an accommodation, they will be testing on March 25 through April 1, 2020, at your student’s school, grouped based on their accommodation.
Specific testing directions will come from your school site. For accommodation request questions, please contact your child’s school:
AIM High School
Glacier Peak High School
James Carter, Assistant Principal
Snohomish High School
Anne Tompkins, Assistant Principal