Preparing for the ACT

  • The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of four multiple-choice tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science, and one 40-minute Writing test.

    All juniors in the state of Missouri will take the ACT on April 2, 2019. 

    The State Board of Education approved the administration of the ACT Plus writing to all grade 11 students in Missouri public and charter schools, beginning in 2014-2015, with the exception of students who are eligible for the Missouri Assessment Program-Alternative (MAP-A) and ELL students who have been in the United States for less than 1 year.

    Statewide administration of the ACT Plus Writing will occur on a single date, at the same time and under standardized administration conditions, for all grade 11 students in Missouri.

    The better a student performs on the ACT, the better the college or university he or she will qualify to attend, and more scholarship money opportunities available! See a list of regional schools and the scholarships offered based on ACT score.

    For additional test prep information, please contact your high school counseling office. 


    2019 Resident Non-Public ACT Testing Form

    Junior students interested in taking the April 19 ACT who reside within the attendance area of North Kansas City Schools but do not attend school in the district must complete the Resident Non-Public ACT Testing Form (2017 Version) and bring it to the Doolin Center along with proof of residency.

National Test Dates

ACT Calander
  • Find information on registration deadlines and sign up for an upcoming test at

    The information below will give you an idea of how many questions there are per section, and how much time will be give to complete them. Contact your school counselor or for more information