State-Funded ACT Tests

State law requires districts and community schools to administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all grade 11 students in the spring of the school year. Each year, districts and schools will select the test to administer to their juniors.

As part of their state testing programs, ACT has provided the test dates for the 2018 administration of the state-funded tests*. Districts and schools can use all standard time paper testing windows, as well as the online window, to administer all standard time ACT tests. Districts and schools will receive further instructions regarding the district test selection process for the spring 2018 state-sponsored testing this summer.

SPRING 2018 ACT TEST DATES*

Paper Testing
Feb. 27, 2018, and March 20, 2018

Paper Makeup Testing
April 24, 2018

Online Testing Window**
Feb. 27 to March 8, 2018
(Tues., Wed., Thur. only)

Accommodated Testing Window***
Feb. 27 to March 13, 2018

Accommodated Makeup Window***
March 20-26, 2018

Accommodated Emergency Window***
April 24-30, 2018

*Please note that the vendor-provided test dates are subject to change pending the final approval of the vendor contracts.

**There is not a makeup day for the online administration. Students must make up the exam during the online test window or take a paper makeup test on March 20 or April 24, 2018.

***All ACT Accommodated Windows — initial, makeup and emergency are available to all students with vendor-approved accommodations.


Please direct questions about ACT test administration to statetesting@act.org or call 800-553-6244 Ext. 2800.

Please direct questions about graduation requirements to gradrequirements@education.ohio.gov.

Last Modified: 6/20/2017 9:30:07 AM