January 14, 2021
The year of 2019 and 2020 has brought many changes, such as changes with academics and extracurricular clubs, another one of those changes are ACT changes.
High School Teacher Amy Johnson is in charge of the setup of the ACT within the school. She explained, “All students must wear masks throughout the test. I have to space them out six feet apart, instead of the regular three feet.”
She also listed the set of questions she has to ask each person as they enter the building on test day, “Do you have a temp? Has a person in your house tested positive recently? Have you tested positive recently? Do you have any symptoms today?”
Kyle Fritts, a Junior at Fair Grove has taken the ACT this year. The ACT itself didn’t have many changes made, Kyle Fritts explained. Kyle added that he enjoyed taking the ACT and he thought it would be much more helpful to have the COVID-19 guidelines, on how it made him feel more safe. He explained, “As soon as I walked through the doors, I was asked some questions, after that they directed me to the hallway to stand six feet away from everyone else.” He went more in depth on the testing area, “When we were seated, we sat six feet apart. We wore our masks the whole time,” Kyle stated.
Devin Carroll, another Junior, also took the ACT in October. Devin stated, “It seemed to be as normal as possible, as everyone took all the safety precautions.” He went on to say that, “People shouldn’t be scared of taking the ACT because their guidelines are set and they are taking all precautions that the CDC has recommended.” Kyle and Devin would both say that their experiences were good and they would recommend taking it just as you normally would.