ACT Cancels Remote Proctoring Implementation for 2020-2021

Although it seemed the ACT was making significant plans to offer a remote testing option this year, a February 23rd post on the ACT website announced they were no longer pursuing this option for the near term. ACT CEO Janet Godwin said: 

“Extensive research, planning, testing and collaboration between team members and partner organizations has laid the groundwork for remote proctoring, but more development time is needed to launch an accessible, secure, and customer-centric option. Identifying equity-minded partners to establish equitable access to remote proctoring is mission-critical. Coupled with the confidence colleges and universities must have in the integrity and security of test scores, as they make decisions that affect students’ futures, we need to take the time to ensure our solution meets the needs of students and institutions.” 

In addition, the ACT has postponed plans to launch superscoring and section retesting. Amidst the continued uncertainty, however, the testing organization has made a steadfast commitment to hold scheduled test dates in April, June, and July this year and has been working to release scores in a timely manner. 

Still looking to register for the ACT this spring and summer? Test dates for spring 2021 are as follows:

  • April 17 (register by March 12 | late registration March 13-26)
    • Scores reported April 27-June 11
  • June 12 (register by May 7 | late registration May 8-21)
    • Scores reported June 22-August 6
  • July 17 (register by June 18 | late registration June 18-25)
    • July 27-September 10