Academic Approach Families and Colleagues:
To close out the week, we wanted to share with you a few test updates on the ACT and AP testing.
Per a webinar this week, final decisions on the June test date will be made on a test-site-by-test-site basis and will be confirmed by May 22. As of right now, students can switch their registration from June to July for no change fee if they desire, and the June ACT registration deadline is today, May 8. The representative from ACT said they were hopeful that many test sites could proceed in June and were very confident that the July test date will proceed.
ACT is still planning to roll out section retesting and online (test-center based) testing this fall, which will give students the opportunity to take one, two, or three sections rather than a full ACT test. Students must have taken a full-length ACT after September 2016 in order to be eligible for section retesting. Registration for September testing will open in July.
Online, at-home testing will be rolled out in late fall/early winter, so it may not be a great option for many juniors to wait, especially if they are applying early. September, October, and December ACT tests are currently scheduled normally. Assuming measures are in place to test safely, we encourage students to plan to test in person.
With AP exams kicking off next week, College Board has released a demo version of AP Practice Tests for students to practice with their online testing platform. Type in “PRACTICE” as your AP ID to access this tool. More info here.
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO