Juniors Take ACT at Arrowhead Amid COVID-19

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Thomas Arndorfer and Jordan Miller

On March 9th, 2021, juniors took the ACT at Arrowhead High School. This testing was located in-person at Arrowhead for hybrid, in-person, and 100% virtual students. The date to take the ACT was determined by the state of Wisconsin and the ACT is required by the state for juniors at Arrowhead.

 

Registration for the ACT was on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 from 7:30-8:05 AM. On March 1st, 2021, Sue Casetta, Director of Learning at Arrowhead High School, sent out an email titled “Reminder – ACT registration for Juniors and adjusted schedule for all students tomorrow” to all students and staff at Arrowhead. 

 

In the email, Casetta states “even if students have completed online ACT registration for a previous ACT test, this paper process is required for the state ACT test.”

 

Students who were absent or quarantined on March 2nd made up registration ahead of the March 9th administration of the test. Students who were absent for test administration of the ACT on March 9th will make up the test on March 23rd.

 

The Wisconsin ACT includes testing for reading, math, English, science and writing. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction states “if schools are not open for in-person instruction, they still need to safely provide an in-person, school proctored testing environment if the local health orders allow students and staff to safely be in school buildings.”

 

Students can access their ACT scores by going to the MyACT Profile website. MyACT has replaced the previous online registration system (Student Web Services) and is a new system used to schedule an ACT test and access scores.

 

If students do not yet have a MyACT account or have created a web account before September 2020, and have not used MyACT yet, you will need to create a MyACT account.

 

For more information about ACT related to COVID-19, anyone can access ACT’s COVID-19 Resources webpage.  ACT offers resources to assist students, teachers, schools, and workers impacted by COVID-19.

 

Ethan Damon, a senior at Arrowhead who took the ACT last school year, states “I don’t believe the ACT will be much different this year. I took it this past February and the biggest differences were that you had to have a mask and the desks were spread out. Other than that, there wasn’t much of a difference. The college that I’m planning on doesn’t really require one, but there are many that still do.”