DHS ACT Program Information

Thank you for taking the time to check the ACT Information Page. 
Below is a list of the basic test procedures and regulations you must follow on test day.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Leete, the site supervisor, at 203-655-3981 (x 2269) or by email at sleete@darienps.org

You can also visit www.actstudent.org to look up test dates and deadlines, change your registration, view your scores and more.

Maps and Directions To DHS

Directions for Driving to Darien High School

DHS Sat Entrance


What should I bring to the Test Center?

You should bring your:

  1. admission ticket,
  2. proper ID,
  3. two number 2 pencils (not mechanical)
  4. an approved calculator.

You may bring snacks and/or drinks, but you may not eat or drink anything in the test rooms.

What identification will I have to show at the test center?

When you arrive at the test center, you'll be required to show acceptable identification before being admitted to test. The ID you present, including any required signatures, must be original, not a photocopy or reproduction. Only the following forms of identification are acceptable. If it's not on this list, it's not acceptable, and you will not be admitted to test.

Acceptable forms of identification:

You will not be admitted if you present any forms of ID other than those listed as acceptable.

The following are examples of unacceptable identification:

How many questions are there? How long will the test take?

Test Number of Questions Time Allowed
English: 75 questions 45 minutes
Mathematics:  60 questions 60 minutes
Reading:  40 questions 35 minutes
Science: 40 questions 35 minutes
Total: 215 questions 175 minutes
Writing:   1 prompt 30 minutes

Testing begins after all examinees present by 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated.

A short break is scheduled after the first two tests.

For students taking the ACT Plus Writing, a brief break is also scheduled before the Writing Test. Students taking the ACT (No Writing) in standard time rooms are normally dismissed by 12:30 p.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

For more information about what to expect on test day, see test day procedures on the ACT website.



Prohibited Behavior at the Test Center

Please remember: test center security is our first concern. 
We reserve the right to remove anyone who cannot follow these rules. 

You will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored if you are found:

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