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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:13 PM

Do you think the ACT should cancel its July test?

I live in FL and we are in the middle of a surge. Our hospitals are filling up. Should we proceed with standardized testing? Colleges across America are waiving SAT/ACT testing. I feel like they should cancel this test. Heck, they canceled the June test and it wasn’t nearly as bad.

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Reply Do you think the ACT should cancel its July test? (Original post)
OrlandoDem2 Jul 8 OP
Dream Girl Jul 8 #1
OrlandoDem2 Jul 8 #2
JT45242 Jul 8 #3
Poeraria Jul 8 #4
OrlandoDem2 Jul 8 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 8 #5

Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:15 PM

1. I think they will probably cancel, especially considering it's being waived this year.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:20 PM

2. I sure hope so. This is getting ridiculous! I heard of one school today in my area

with over 400 kids signed up to take the test there.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:24 PM

3. Decided at county and school level

The ACT uses local schools for testing. They only gave tests in June at schools that were allowed by the local board of health to be open. They had smaller capacity with 6 feet (double the normal anti-cheating distance) between test takers.

Check the website to see if the testing center you would use is open.

Although many schools are not requiring SAT or ACT scores for admission this year, the scores may be used for scholarship and competitive programs (like declaring engineering major).

There is no fee to reschedule to fall dates because of Covid. They have announced plans for extra test dates in the fall.

Hope that helps.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:28 PM

4. I can't imagine an example of an activity

that would be easier to control, and make safe. Individual plexiglass booths, distancing etc...

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Response to Poeraria (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:26 PM

6. There will be no booths.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:39 PM

5. They could still be held.

Make sure of social distancing, masks worn by all, hand sanitizers.

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