There are some excellent resources on the ACT Accommodations site. Visit the site for information about accommodations and English learner supports. For specific questions about either accommodations or supports, call 800.553.6244 ext. 1788 or email ACTStateAccoms@act.org.
The online Test Accessibility and Accommodations System (TAA) is used for the ACT test accommodations and English learner (EL) supports management. Requests are submitted and monitored with this system.
NEW In fall 2017, ACT introduced supports on the ACT test for US students who are English learners (EL). Qualifying EL students will earn college-reportable ACT scores. The supports are designated to help EL students accurately demonstrate what they have learned in school. Like accommodations, these supports will need to be managed through the Test Accessibility & Accommodations System (TAA). Students may qualify for the following EL supports: additional time on the test, use of an approved word-to-word bilingual dictionary, use of written translated test directions, and/or testing in a non-distracting environment and small group.
NEW In fall 2017, ACT announced an important change to the extended time testing policy for examinees testing under Timing Code 6 (time-and-a-half). All examinees testing with the Timing Code 6 accommodation have 5 hours, self-paced, to complete the four mulitple-choice tests. A hard stop is announced at 5 hours for any examinees still working on the multiple-choice tests. Examinees taking the ACT with Writing then get 1 hour to complete their writing test.
This change ensures a fair and standardized testing experience for all examinees. It is important that we make sure examinees testing wtih the Timing Code 6 accommodation receive the same amount of time to complete the four multiple-choice tests, regardless of test option.