Applicable Federal/State Law
Administered in accordance with T.C.A §49-6-6001(b).
Purpose & Use
These exams are used to measure college readiness and HOPE scholarship eligibility for 11th graders.
Reference Frequently Asked Questions here.
TDOE ACT-SAT webpage lists helpful resources for test administration and preparation
Due to school closures across the state of TN, ACT has made the following testing opportunities available (pending health restrictions being lifted).
- June 13, 2020 - ACT National Testing Date - Vouchers Available - Contact your School ACT Coordinator/Counseling Office for more information.
- July 18, 2020 - ACT National Testing Date - Vouchers Available - Contact your School ACT Coordinator/Counseling Office for more information.
- TN Statewide ACT Assessment: In-school on March 2, 2021. This test administration will be open to all Juniors (and Seniors who have never taken the ACT).
- Senior Retake Day: In-school September 22 (with make-up dates of October 6 and 20, 2020)
- This is the fall 2020 senior retake date. Due to spring 2020 school closures, this is the first time the majority of students will be taking the ACT.
- TN Statewide ACT Assessment: In-school on March 2, 2021 (with make-up date of March 30, 2021).
- Seniors who missed all prior opportunities to test at school may also take the ACT for the first time in the spring with Juniors on the in-school, state testing date.
Students may also take the SAT at a test center on the dates listed at US SAT Registration.
Length of Assessment
English: 45 minutes (75 questions)
Math: 60 minutes (60 questions)
Reading: 35 minutes (40 questions)
Science: 35 minutes (40 questions)Writing: (optional) 30 minutes (1 prompt)
Reading: 65 minutes (52 questions)Writing: 35 minutes (44 questions)Math: 80 minutes (58 questions)Essay: (optional) 50 minutes (1 prompt)
Results to Parents & Students