ACT DAY, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Only 11th graders and invitees will be in school during Test Day
Posted on 01/21/2020

DATE: January 27, 2020


TO:  Parents/Guardians of Kenmore-Garfield Students 

FROM: Kathryn Rodocker, Campus Principal 

RE: ACT DAY,  Tuesday, February 25, 2020


As part of the 2019-20 educational school year, the State of Ohio mandates all 11th grade students across the state to take either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) on one of three specified dates. Akron Public Schools has chosen to administer the ACT to our students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. This date will be the last opportunity for our students to take

a free ACT provided by the state. Successful scoring on this test will result in our students meeting graduation requirements, taking college-level courses during their senior year (College Credit Plus) and moving one step closer to post-high school planning.  


Due to the importance of this test, we are creating a testing environment that is optimal for student success.  Please note that our primary goal for all our 11th grade students is to complete the ACT in a quiet, distraction-free environment. As a result, 9th, 10th 

and 12th graders will not report to school on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  Only juniors and identified students will be permitted to attend school; these students will receive written letters, all-call phone messages and other reminders during the upcoming weeks leading to the assessment.  


College Credit Plus students in grades 9, 10, and 12 must attend college classes.  College Credit Plus students in 11th grade must communicate with their professor(s) that they will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  The district will provide students with a letter to share with their professor(s). ACT guidelines require us to ensure that all testing rooms are free from distractions and variations. This means we will have synchronized start times.  The official ACT will begin no later than 9:00 AM.  

Our building will open at 7:40 AM to accommodate breakfast with registration beginning at 8:05 AM.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020, At-a-Glance 

Grade Level

Assignment

Notes

9th and 10th 

Complete the English and Reading Practice ACT assignments at home and submit them in order to receive attendance credit for 

 Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Students will complete this assignment online.  If students cannot access wifi, they will report to a public library or their school for assistance.

11th 

Report to school to complete the state-mandated ACT College Entrance Exam

on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:40 AM - 8:05 AM – Breakfast

8:05 AM – Registration

 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM – ACT Test

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM – Grab-and-Go Lunch/Dismissal

12th 

Participate in one of the following:

College Visit

Senior Project

Community Service Hours

Work

Students will return the form indicating which option they will participate in on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.


   A parent/guardian signature is required on the form for attendance validation. Forms will be distributed in senior ELA classes the week of February 18th.    


Should you have any further questions about this day, please contact Kathryn Rodocker, Campus Principal at 330.848.4141. 


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