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  • Oct 19:         PSAT testing at Rockford Gr 11 (optional)
  • Oct 22:         ACT testing at Rockford
  • Nov 18:        ASVAB testing for Gr 11 (optional)
  • Dec 10:        ACT testing at Rockford
  • April 11-13:  MCA Reading testing for Gr 10 during English
  • April 19:       ACT with writing test (paper) for Gr 11 during school
  • April 24-27:  MCA Math testing for Gr 11 during Chemistry
  • April 24:       MCA Science testing for Gr 10 during Biology
  • April 26:       MCA Science testing for Gr 10 during Biology
  • April 27:       MCA Science testing for Gr 10 during Biology
  • May 3:          AP English Exam for Gr 10 (optional)
  • May 5:          AP US History Exam for Gr 10 (optional)


The tests are given at Rockford High School in the Rockford Community Center. Pre-registration is required:
  • English Literature and Composition exam will be on Wednesday May 3, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  • United States History exam will be on Friday May 5, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  • AP Exam Day Information


AP scores will be available online in July. To get scores, students must sign up for a College Board account by CLICKING HERE  

Rockford High School will once again be administering the ACT + writing to all juniors. It is currently on the calendar for Wednesday, April 19th.  Students will not need to register online for the April 19th test. They will register here at school.  If they choose to take the test on one of the national dates listed below, they will need to register at

It is recommended that you take the ACT + writing.  Have your scores sent directly to colleges when you register.  It is FREE to send to colleges at registration. If you need to send scores later you will pay $12 per college. Register at Students will also need to upload a photo when they register. That photo will be printed on the student's test admission ticket and the roster provided to proctors at testing sites. Testing staff will compare the submitted photo to a photo ID and to the student in person at the testing site. Don’t forget to upload the photo, and to bring an ID with you on testing day!

2016|2017 ACT test dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Period

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016   

AUGUST 5, 2016

AUGUST 6 – 19

OCTOBER 22, 2016

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016


DECEMBER 10, 2016

NOVEMBER 4, 2016


FEBRUARY 11, 2017

JANUARY 13, 2017

JANUARY 14 – 20

APRIL 8, 2017

(not recommended for JRS, as you will take it here at school on April 19th)



MARCH 3, 2017


MARCH 4 - 17

JUNE 10, 2017

MAY 5, 2017

MAY 6 - 19


ACT no Writing: $42.50
ACT Plus Writing: $58.50


The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections—English, Math, Reading, and Science—and one optional essay section—Writing. 

Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes for the ACT with Writing. The breakdown of each section is as follows:


# of Questions & Time Limit

Content/Skills Covered

Question Types


75 questions in 45 min.

grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style

four-choice, multiple-choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions


60 questions in 60 min.

pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry

five-choice, multiple-choice questions


40 questions in 35 min.

reading comprehension of what is directly stated or implied

four-choice, multiple-choice referring and reasoning questions


40 questions in 35 min.

interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving

four-choice, multiple-choice data  representation, research summaries, and  conflicting viewpoints questions

Writing (optional)

1 essay in 40 min.

writing skills

essay prompt

SCSU Test Prep includes:
  • ACT Blitz (Classroom or Live-Online) includes 16 hours of instruction.  This is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools needed to prepare for the ACT. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week.
    • Classroom: May 7 – June 4. 1pm-5pm Sundays
    • Online: May 16 – June 8. 5pm – 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • ACT Summer Institute will include 20 hours of classroom learning covered in an intensive one-week format. In addition, students have access to online review sessions which will include four live, interactive sessions designed to supplement the material covered during the course.
    • June 5 – 8 and July 24 – 27. 9am-3pm Monday through Thursday
Registration and additional information is available online at ACT.  If you have any questions about our ACT Blitz or ACT Summer Institute, or would like some information on how we can bring a custom ACT Course to your school, contact us at 320-308-6100.

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