Free ACT Testing Available For Juniors

Kendelle Hung-Ino, Associate Editor

ACT testing will be available for juniors at no cost on February 23rd, 2021. (Photo Courtesy )

Testing season is right around the corner, and junior’s, ACT sign ups are the first step. Like all other forms, 11th graders must sign up for the ACT virtually through a Google Form sent via JupiterEd from testing Coordinator Noel Kerr.

The ACT is normally $70, but Moanalua is offering the test free for juniors. Testing will take place on campus on February 23 from 8:25 a.m. to roughly 2:00 p.m. Kerr and other staff highly encourage juniors to take the free test. The deadline to register is February 10 at 3:30 p.m. Students must be registered beforehand in order to be eligible to take the test. 

The test covers five areas: English, reading, writing, Math, and Science. Similar to the SAT, the ACT is a standardized test accepted by many colleges and universities. But while the SAT is an aptitude test that provides an estimate of a student’s level of success in college, the ACT is a measure of achievement of what students have already studied. Although some schools are no longer requiring test scores for admission, certain scholarships still require an SAT or ACT score.