Central Wisconsin Christian School

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ACT Testing

Resources for Students and Parents for ACT prep 


NEW OPTIONS for taking ACT!!

Upcoming Options:  Students can retake 1 section of an ACT if they want.  Cost will be similar to taking the entire assessment.

If I took a test this February, can I section retest and use the February test in the Superscore (Taking your best score of all sections to create your composite) ?  Next Spring Hopefully!! Any test taken since September 2016 counts as a student's full test and they would then be eligible to do section retesting when we launch it in Winter 2020. 

Are we gonna be able to take just one subject or all of them? You can take up to THREE section retests during one test event. 

For questions not answered here visit www.act.org/morechoices


Taking the ACT:


Juniors from CWC will take the ACT in Feb/Mar as a statewide school assessment. Juniors will take this during the school date at an off-campus location. Students can opt to take the test again to raise their scores. Test dates for this are listed below. The school will register the students for the Feb/Mar date and parents/students will need to register if they choose to retest.  If help is needed to register, please see the school counselor. The best way to register for the ACT is to go to www.actstudent.org, you will need your ACT ID number from your 1st test when you register for your retest.

Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019
Sept 14, 2019 Aug 16, 2019 Sept 1, 2019
Oct 26, 2019 Sept 27, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 25, 2019
Feb 8, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Jan 17, 2020
Apr 4, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Mar 16, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 25, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 29, 2020



Additional ACT Test PREP Suggestions:

Take rigourous challenging courses.

Take an ACT Test Prep Class. CWC Teachers have previously offered some test prep Saturdays in January and February to help prepare students for the ACT test. This will include brief content instruction and some test taking

Students can purchase some ACT test prep books online. A recommended book is The Official ACT Test Prep Guide from the maker of the ACT test.

Use the PSAT test you took your junior year to prepare.

Go to the ACT test prep website.  There is an option for an online test prep site to provide you with testing preparation activities.


Should you retest? 

1.  Did you have problems during the test the first time? Were you sick? Did you not understand the directions?

2.  Do you think your scores are not an accurate picture of your academic ability based on your school grades and other standardized tests?

3.  Have you taken more challenging course work since that last test?

4.  Do you need to take the writing test for a specific college?