The ACT measures educational development in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning.  This assessment measures skills necessary for success in postsecondary educational settings, including students’ reasoning abilities and knowledge of subject matter fields. Although all Saturday ACT tests are optional, many postsecondary institutions require the test. ACT offers an optional 30-minute writing test (ACT+).  

Note:  Juniors are automatically registered for a free state funded SAT Exam with Essay in the Spring of 2021

National Testing Dates for 2020-2021:

        Test Date

  Registration Date


September 12, 13 & 19, 2020

August 31, 2020

 No D214 Schools

October 10,17,24 & 25, 2020

September 18, 2020

No D214 Schools

December 12, 2020

November 6, 2020

Elk Grove & Hersey

February 6, 2021

January 8, 2021


April 17, 2021

March 12, 2021

No D214 Schools

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021



*Wheeling High School Code is 144-387. The WHS Test Center Code is: 174150*

It will be up to the Student to register for a National ACT test date. Students are welcome to stop by the Assessment Center in room 135 to inquire about any fee-waivers and accommodations information.

Any WHS students who receive test accommodations as part of their IEP or 504 Plans should contact their counselor or case manager at least 6 weeks prior to registration to complete the required documentation.

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