• ACT Senior Retake Information

    Seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT for free on Tuesday, October 3rd during school. This opportunity is ONLY AVAILABLE to seniors and all are pre-registered for it. There is NO COST for this ACT test! Seniors will take the ACT on their KCS Chromebooks on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 from ~8:30-12:30 p.m. at Farragut High School. Click HERE to download general information from FHS and what to expect on test day! 

    Registration: All seniors at Farragut High School are automatically registered for the ACT on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. Knox County Schools recommends that ALL students take advantage of this ACT Senior Retake. 

    How to complete the non-test information in MyACT account: ACT has opened the platform so that seniors can complete non-test information and choose where they want their scores sent. Students will receive information through their advisory course on September 27th and be provided time to connect their State ACT to their MyACT account.  

    • Click HERE to see a breakdown of information that will be requested when completing the non-test portion on your MyACT account. 
    • MyACT User Guide (for students): Information will be given to seniors in advisory on September 27th that walks them through this as well. 

    What should students bring on test day?

    • KCS Chromebook- Seniors will take the ACT online this time using their KCS Chromebook. The testing platform is through Pearson and one that students should be familiar with since it is the same as used for TN Ready testing. 
    • Photo ID 
    • 2 pencils
    • Approved calculator- Please click HERE to see the most updated information about acceptable calculators for use on the ACT
    • Optional: Snacks & Water- There will be a short break provided to students in between certain parts of the ACT. Students may choose to bring a snack/water to have during that time.

    Helpful ACT Prep Information

    • ACT Student Training- This information was also shown in advisory and linked in the Class of 2024 Canvas course. 
    • Free ACT Test Prep (from act.org)
    • There is an online ACT practice test through the Test Nav app on KCS Chromebooks (see image below). It also provides feedback at the end of the practice assessment! 


    Statewide ACT Questions & Answers

    1. Which law requires students to take the ACT/SAT in the 11th grade year?Per state law, T.C.A. § 49-6-6001, effective July 1, 2007, “every public school student shall take an examination at grade eleven (11). This assessment shall be approved by the commissioner of education and provide information to assist in developing interventions for the purpose of improving student preparation for postsecondary achievement.” The commissioner of education has designated the ACT and SAT as qualified assessments for this purpose. 

    2. Is the ACT a graduation requirement? 
Yes, the ACT or SAT is required for students receiving a regular high school diploma who were enrolled in a Tennessee public school in their junior year per the Tennessee State Board of Education’s high school policy. 

    3. Can an eligible student register for the ACT with writing as part of this initiative? 
No, students who need to take the writing portion of the ACT should register for a national ACT testing date. Information on ACT national testing can be found here. 

    4. How will student scores be reported? Students will receive a physical score report from ACT, Inc. three to eight weeks after testing.
    5. What if a qualifying student wants to retake the ACT but is absent on the date that we offer the test?
Students who miss the test date at their school will need to retake the exam on a national test date at their own expense or by using an ACT fee waiver. Students who meet the requirements to be considered economically disadvantaged are eligible for up to two fee waivers from ACT, Inc. These fee waivers can be used to register for the ACT on any national test date. The department will no longer offer districts or students vouchers to test on national test dates. 

    6. Can seniors take the ACT for the first time through the ACT Senior Retake Opportunity?All students receiving a regular diploma in the state of Tennessee are expected to participate in spring state day ACT testing in their junior year. The intent of the retake is to offer an additional opportunity to all students who tested as juniors. 
If a senior has yet to take the ACT, however, it is permissible for the student to participate in the October test administration. 


    Please note: Juniors and underclassmen are not permitted to participate in the October test administration. 

    Juniors and seniors who are considered economically disadvantaged may request up to two fee waivers to take the ACT on a national test date at no cost to them. For information on ACT fee waivers, click here.