Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Resources for Parents/Students

The ACT® is a national college admissions examination recognized by universities and colleges in the US.  The State of Arkansas will provide one opportunity for all Arkansas 11th grade students to test at their respective high schools during spring of 2018.  Note that the ACT is offered throughout the year at different testing sites, but the State is sponsoring the spring administration dates below only.   
The ACT - Online (per school decision)
     February 27 - March 13, 2018
     Starting in 2017-2018 school year, online testing will not be allowed on Monday or Friday
     (including accommodations)
The ACT - Paper (per school decision)
     Initial Test Date: February 27, 2018
     Makeup Test Date: April 3, 2018
     Accommodations Testing Window: February 27 - March 13, 2018
Note: Per school decision, mixed mode (online and paper) is allowed at each test site
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For more information, please contact:

Hope Worsham, Director of Student Assessment
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4558

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