As part of Canyons District’s commitment to college-readiness, the District’s high schools sponsor on-campus ACT testing for 11th-grade students each spring — and this year, all testing will be digital.
The adoption of online testing is in line with plans announced in 2019 by makers of the ACT to move to computer-based testing in order to provide more opportunities for test-taking.
The online format is familiar to Utah students who have been taking digital end-of-year tests for some time. It covers the same content as the paper exam and has the same questions, time limits and scoring system. Computer-based test-takers are still permitted access to scratch paper and a calculator. Two additional benefits: The online test features an on-screen timer, which can help test-takers manage their time, and digital-test scores tend to be reported more quickly than those for paper exams.
The date scheduled for districtwide ACT testing for high school juniors is Tuesday, March 7.
More information about the online ACT, including free practice tests and study guides, can be found at ACT.org. School counselors are also an excellent resource.