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ISBE-Funded ACT® Plus Writing and ACT WorkKeys® 


For the 2014-15 school year, ISBE is pleased to announce the funding of ACT Plus Writing as well as three ACT WorkKeys assessments: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. Districts will have the option of providing ACT Plus Writing, ACT WorkKeys or both batteries of assessments.

Announcements (10/23/14) updated


  • 2014-15 ACT Online Prep Information (10/23/14) new

  • Establishment Deadline for ISBE-Funded ACT Plus Writing and/or ACT WorkKeys (10/08/14) new

    ACT mailed establishment packets to principals the week of September 29. These packets describe required actions for establishing the school to be an ACT test site. On October 6, principals should have received an email from ACT that contains the user ID and password needed to establish their school in ACT’s online system, OTIS. Online establishment must be completed no later than October 17.

    Please contact ACT at statetesting@act.org if your school has not yet received the establishment packet and/or email. More details about this optional program are posted online at http://www.isbe.net/assessment/pdfs/2015/act/act-faqs.pdf.
  • Dates for ACT Plus Writing:

    Initial Standard Time Testing: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    Makeup Standard Time Testing: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Accommodations Testing Window: March 3-17, 2015
  • Dates for ACT WorkKeys:

    Initial Standard Time Testing: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    Makeup Standard Time Testing: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    Accommodations Testing Window: March 4-18, 2015

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 Resources and Documents (11/21/14) updated


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 Presentations and Webinars (11/5/14) new

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  • Assessment Division – 866-317-6034

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