Free ACT Opportunity - Juniors
The Snohomish School District will be offering the American College Test (ACT) free of charge for all district high school juniors on April 24 during the school day. The test is voluntary; however, we strongly recommend that all of our juniors take the test. 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. Students testing on April 24 at their high school will be registered by the district office. Therefore, registration is not required for the April 24 testing session. Students who take the ACT outside of the April 24 district-hosted testing will need to follow the ACT national testing process located at 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.
Early January 2019, students who are on an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan will be given an accommodation request packet by their Special Education teacher or counselor. This packet is to be filled out by both the student and their parent or legal guardian. 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. School counselors have extra accommodation request packets available for students who need medical related accommodations. The accommodation request form is due back to the main office of your student’s school by January 11, 2019.
For registration and accommodation request questions, please contact the Snohomish School District Assessment Office:
- Allison Macgregor Fornes, district assessment coordinator, at 360-563-7256
- Shayla McCaffery, administrative assistant for assessment, at 360-563-7260