Testing vendor ACT delayed an upcoming national administration of its test from Saturday, April 4 to Saturday, June 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The College Board, meanwhile, reported last-minute cancellations of testing that was to take place during an SAT administration over this past weekend.
The state pays for all high school juniors to take either the SAT or ACT, as decided by local district leadership, with most schools opting for the ACT.
Three of four ACT testing windows for this spring have passed, but a fourth is scheduled to start Tuesday -- the first day of a mandatory statewide school closing ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine. Makeup testing windows are also scheduled for late March and early April, when schools will still be closed. DeWine indicated over the weekend that schools may end up being closed through the end of the academic year.
Some SAT administration windows are likewise in the past, but districts had a choice of having their online testing windows March 4-6 or April 14-16. One makeup testing window was ongoing Monday, while others are scheduled for later in March or in April.
DeWine and Superintendent Paolo DeMaria have assured schools that state leaders are prepared to grant schools relief on testing, attendance reporting and the like should the coronavirus outbreak require doing so. The federal government has also announced plans for accountability waivers because of the situation.
The state has also published testing schedules from the 2021 spring administration of the SAT and ACT: