Research, Evaluation, & Assessment
ACT Senior Retake Opportunity
Seniors who previously took the ACT have the option of retaking the ACT exam on October 4, 2022 at no cost to them. (per PC 844).
Our accountability system recognizes a student's highest score on the ACT, rather than their most recent. Ensuring your high school students take advantage of the ACT retake opportunity will prepare students, and our district, to meet statewide goals.
ACT Fee Waiver Program - Students (juniors or seniors), regardless of previous ACT participation, who meet ACT’s guidelines for “economically disadvantaged” may request up to two fee waivers from ACT to take the test on a national test date free of charge. Students should check with the school counselors for details.
TDOE ACT-SAT webpage lists helpful resources for test administration and preparation.
Test day is Tuesday, October 4, 2022. (Make-up dates - October 18 and November 1, 2022)
- This is the fall 2022 senior retake date.
Test Location is in-school.
Looking ahead: dates for 2023 and 2024
Test days are Tuesday-Thursday, October 3-5, 2023. (Make-up dates - October 17-19 and October 31-November 2, 2023)
- This is the fall 2023 senior retake date.
- All school day testing is to be completed online. Students that cannot access the ACT via computer may use paper materials with prior approval.
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. (page 11, item 1)