ACT Testing Parent Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The ACT® Plus Writing and ACT WorkKeys are part of the state required tests for all 11th graders in Wisconsin. The ACT® Plus Writing assesses students’ academic readiness for college, and is a requirement for admission into many colleges. The ACT WorkKeys assesses students’ skills that real jobs require. Complete test descriptions appear on ACT’s website www.act.org.

The ACT® Plus Writing test will be administered to all 11th grade students on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. This day is a regular school attendance day for 11th grade students, and all 11th grade students are required to be present. This includes those 11th grade students with disabilities who will participate in the alternate state assessment. After the test is completed, 11th grade students remain in school for the rest of the school day. All students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will be excused for February 20, 2019.

The ACT WorkKeys will be administered to all 11th grade students on Thursday, February 21, 2019. After the test is completed, all 11th grade students remain in school for the rest of the school day. This day is a regular school attendance day for all other grade students.

To help your child prepare for the ACT® and the ACT WorkKeys, practice tests and exemplar items can be found at: https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/act/practice-test. Another tool for practice that is free and easy to use is available through ACT Academy: https://academy.act.org/.

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