ACT Test Information
To sign up for the ACT test go to: ACTstudent.org
For ACT Test Registration: Zimmerman HS Code - 242764
ACT State Testing for Juniors - On April 13th, 2021 all juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT test during the school day at Zimmerman High School. This is also available to full-time students in our Online 728 Program. This test date is entirely optional, and students will not need to register ahead of time to test this day. There will be no retakes for this test date. More information will be provided to students and parents/guardians as we get closer to the test date.
What is the ACT Test?
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of the subject areas listed here. The purpose of the exam is to help determine whether a student gets accepted into a particular college. A student's High School GPA and ACT score are the 2 main factors that a college will look at to determine eligibility.
English Mathematics Reading Science
The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.
ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 4 hours to complete.
The ACT is administered at various local testing centers on Saturdays, with six scheduled test dates that include the months of September, October, December, February, April, and June.
Make sure to register for the test in a timely way to avoid having to pay a late fee. After you register you will also have to upload a photo into your ACT Web Account. The easiest way to do this is by uploading the photo from your Parent Portal account.
ACT Test Prep
Through the guidance office we have multiple ACT practice tests available. Ask Mr. Stoermann if you would like a copy. As we get closer to the April ACT test date for all juniors, many of our teachers will also be doing ACT prep in their classrooms with their students.
There are good ACT Prep Resources in your MCIS account. Login to your MCIS account through Rapid Identity, then scroll over "My Portfolio" and click the link under "Test Prep." There you will find access to multiple ACT practice tests. You will be given feedback on the questions you answer wrong and it explains to you why they were wrong. You also can take a full ACT online course.
The following websites and resources below offer some other ways that you can prepare for the ACT test:
Great Goals ACT Prep Seminar - Andover
Two different test prep seminars are offered: the basic course (15 hours) and the premium course (30 hours). Students are given practice tests in specific subject areas, test strategies are taught, tests are corrected and students are assigned homework to complete before the next seminar.
Registration: Students can register online at greatgoalsact.com. You can also call (763)-213-5728 for more information.
SCSU ACT Prep - St. Cloud
SCSU Test Prep will run their ACT spring course Online this year with class dates starting in January or February. The cost for this year is $369.