Fall ACT test is possibility for current high school juniors

Fall ACT test is possibility for current high school juniors

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and public-school buildings being shut down across Oklahoma, the spring ACT test for high school juniors was cancelled.

This topic was one of the agenda items discussed Monday at the Jenks Public Schools School Board meeting.

According to Jenks Public Schools Associate Superintendent, Dr. Lisa Muller, there is strong potential for a make-up ACT exam that could happen in late September.

The test would be free for this year’s junior class, who would be seniors in the fall. If the test happens, it will not be a requirement for students to take in order to graduate, so it would be taken voluntarily.

“This is wonderful because it is free for those students and their families,” Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield said at the meeting. “The fact that they are still looking to provide that is a big advantage to our students.”

Muller said the district is waiting for additional information from the Oklahoma State Department of Education on the matter.

There is also an ACT test that is scheduled to take place in June at Jenks High School, but it is in danger of also being cancelled, according to Muller.

“If it is not cancelled because of restrictions and there is a possibility of face-to-face administration, our plan is to go ahead and offer the June ACT,” Muller said at the meeting. “I will tell you based on the current timeline it is not likely to happen. The ACT has had discussions about the possibility of having an at-home testing model as an option if the June test is not able to happen in face-to-face fashion.”

The SAT test is also considering an at-home option.

“We will continue to monitor all the information and all the resources we have, and we will provide updates as we have those available,” Butterfield said.

Kyle Salomon

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