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.

*Beginning Spring 2025 for the Class of 2026, a parent or guardian can exercise the option for their student not to take the state-funded ACT or SAT as indicated in House Bill 82.
 
All LEAs should make sure they have a current email address in OEDS (OEDS.ContactUs@education.ohio.gov) and with the Ohio K-12 Help Desk (support@ohio-k12.org).

Annual Survey for District Selection of College and Career Readiness Assessment (ACT or SAT) in Spring 2025

The annual survey for district selection of college and career readiness will be sent to superintendents on August 14,  2024, ending on September 13th.
 
JVSD and ESC schools do not participate in this survey; please see this notice for more information.

To help districts make this important choice, overviews and recorded presentations will be provided by the latter part of July, 2024.         

Spring 2025 ACT Test Dates

Districts choose test mode (paper or online) and then the start date. All of the subsequent dates for the particular mode chosen are available for testing.*

Paper:
  • February 25, 2025
    • accommodated February 25-28, March 3-7, 2025
  • March 11, 2025
    • accommodated March 11-14 and 17-21, 2025
  • March 25, 2025
    • accommodated March 25-28 and March 31, April 1-4, 2025
Online (including accommodated):
  • February 25-28, March 3-7, 2025
  • March 11-14 and March 17-21, 2025
  • March 25-28  and March 31, April 1-4, 2025
*See Ohio ACT State Testing webpage for rules/requirements. (To be updated by November 1, 2025)

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: 6/21/2024 9:53:34 AM