ACT College and Career Readiness Testing
(dates announced Aug 2018)
To be eligible for graduation, all students must now participate in the Nevada’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment in their junior year. A particular score on the CCR assessment is not required for graduation, but certain scores have benefits such avoiding remedial college courses, scholarship awards and college entrance. Nevada has contracted with the ACT Plus Writing. This exam is done on the computer and will take approximately four hours.
- Students cannot leave early from the testing session.
- Students are not admitted if they are tardy to the assigned testing session.
- There will only be one start time for testing which will be 7:30am.
Specific exam dates will be posted as soon as we are provided them. Typically, testing is at the beginning of March. This is a timed test. Students are not allowed to return to a section once it has completed. They are also not allowed to work ahead. CLICK HERE to download a study guide, but for Odyssey online testing, CLICK HERE for a test prep booklet.
Typical ACT testing schedule
|ACT SUBJECT AREA||TIME||QUESTIONS|
|English||45 minutes||75 questions|
|Math||60 minutes||60 questions|
|Reading||35 minutes||40 questions|
|Science||35 minutes||40 questions|
|Writing||40 minutes||1 essay|
- The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges & universities in the United States
- The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses.
- The ACT is administered in all 50 states and many other countries.
- Points are given for correct answers. No points are deducted for wrong answers.
- Each section is graded separately and are averaged to create a composite score.
- Earning a 21 composite score on the ACT (& meeting all other qualifications) a student would be eligible for the Millennium Scholarship. Click here to read about this opportunity
TESTING ENVIRONMENT: At Odyssey, our students complete this exam on the computer as they do all of their curriculum. Class size is limited to the amount of computers in a room. Students face their computer to while engaging in the test which creates a one on one experience with the exam. Testing corrals allow students to be free from distractions. Ear plugs are available upon request.
Provided materials: Calculators, scratch paper, pencils.
CELL PHONES are not permitted.
ACT Aspire: At Odyssey, we provide students with a free opportunity to participate on the ACT Aspire exam during their 9th and 10th grade school years. This exam is considered a ‘pre’ACT exam. Once completed, a score will be provided and a projection of their ACT score will be estimated. Students can use this information to prepare for their ACT exam in their junior year. This exam will take place around October/November. If you would like more information on this exam, please CLICK HERE. If you would like information on how to practice for this exam CLICK HERE.