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ACT Plans to Expand Use of Online Testing

By The Associated Press — May 19, 2015 1 min read

Greater numbers of high school students will be able to take the ACT college-entrance exam on computers.

ACT Inc. has announced that computer-based testing will be available next year in the 18 states and additional districts that require students, typically juniors, to take the exam during the school day. About 1 million students could be affected. ACT officials said the traditional paper test will still be an option.

The announcement follows a two-year pilot project that allowed about 10,000 high school students to take the exam by desktop computer, laptop, or tablet.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 20, 2015 edition of Education Week as ACT Plans to Expand Use of Online Testing

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