ACT/SAT Information

2023 ACT:

  • All juniors will test at their respective schools on April 11, 2023.

Testing Day Details:

  • What to bring:
    • Photo ID
    • Pencils
    • Calculator (see section below on calculators for more information)
  • What NOT to bring:
    • Backpacks
    • Food/drinks
    • Electronic devices (including all cell phones and watches)
    • *Cell phones, watches and other electronic devices¬†are not allowed¬†during the test, this includes breaks!¬† Any student found with a cell phone will be¬†dismissed¬†from the test.¬† This can jeopardize the scores of all other students testing.¬†Please leave cell phones at home or in VEHICLES.
  • Other Testing Information:
    • All junior students have been registered for the ACT; which is paid for by Montana Gear Up and the Office of Public Instruction.
    • The ACT is a National College Admission exam that tests the following areas: English, Math, Reading and Science with¬† Writing.
    • This is a great opportunity for students to take a college entrance exam, at no cost, during the school day.
    • Please see the MUS Admission Standards website for more details regarding college entrance requirements:¬†http://mus.edu/Prepare/Prepare/MUS_Admission_Standards.asp

Calculator Information:

  • Using a TI-89 is the most common reason students are dismissed from the ACT for prohibited calculator use.
  • Although calculators are not required for the math test, they are allowed. We will NOT be providing back up calculators for students who do not bring one for the test.
  • The following calculators with built in computer algebra systems ARE NOT permitted during the ACT:
    • Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92 and the TI-Nspire CAS-Note.¬† *The TI-Nspire (non-CAS is permitted)*
    • Hewlett-Packard: HP 48GII and all model numbers that begin with HP 40G, HP 49G or HP 50G
    • Casio: Algebra fx2.0, ClassPad 300, ClassPad 330 and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G
    • Additional prohibited calculators:
      • Handheld, tablet or laptop computers, including PDAs
      • Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices. *The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted*
      • Calculators built into cell phones or any other electronic communication devices
      • Calculators with a typewriter keypad (letter keys in QWERTY format) *Letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted

ACT Preparation:

 

  • Lewis & Clark Library
  • Gale – Product Login
  • Click ‚ÄėSign In‚Äô next to the browser window in the top righthand corner

 

 

  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Call 406-443-9205 to book ACT Prep Practice

 

More ACT specific information will follow in the coming weeks. If you have individual testing questions, please use the contact information below:

CHS:

ACT Testing Coordinator and 504 Accommodations: Dana Meldrum          dmeldrum@helenaschools.org

ACT Administrator: Kathy Kidder                                                                               kkidder@helenaschools.org

ACT Special Education Accommodations:  Mick Morris                                    mmorris1@helenaschools.org


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