Request a Login to Access ACT® Score Reports in Encoura®
Please request your login to access ACT Score Reports in the Encoura platform by filling in the form, and follow along as we show you the ins-and-outs of using the service
- Manage notifications so you know when files are ready for download
- Download files any time within a year without losing access
- Take advantage of our Application Program Interface (API) to automate downloads
Score Report FAQs
Review these frequently asked questions (FAQs) for answers specific to the ACT Score Reports.
When did ACT Score Reports transition to delivery in the Encoura platform?
Delivery of ACT Score Reports via the Encoura platform began in Fall of 2019. Organizations will be transitioned in stages depending on how you currently receive score reports (Paper, CD-ROM, and/or AIRO). Until then, you will continue to receive Score Reports via your current method.
AIRO – November 22, 2019
CD-ROM – January 10, 2020
Paper Mail – February 8, 2020
Do I need to request a separate login to download ACT Score Reports if I already have an Encoura platform login?
In accordance with data privacy best practices, a team member responsible for ACT Score Reports only needs to request permission to download the reports by completing the form. Once received, our team will activate the ability for that team member to download Score Reports. You will not require separate login credentials.
If the person responsible for handling ACT Score Reports at a member institution does not have an Encoura platform account, an account administrator at the institution can create a new account and grant permission to download ACT Score Reports via the admin panel. Account administrators can grant permissions to as many users as needed.
Will the file layout change for ACT Score Reports?
The latest file layouts can be found here.
What integration or automation capabilities will be available to download Score Reports?
Encoura features an Application Programming Interface (API) that facilitates automated data delivery. Documentation for this API will include a sample script written in Python. These scripts can be used as-is or modified to use in other programs. To request documentation, you must first request a user account using the form above.
How will Score Reports be delivered in Encoura?
- Retrieving Files – A new application, called Data Center, will be added to allow members to download Score Reports from Encoura electronically. The new Data Center application will replace all other methods of delivering ACT Score Reports, including paper mail, CD-ROM, and ACT Internet Reporting Option (AIRO). The set up and additional delivery fees previously incurred by ACT Score Report recipients will no longer be required. Members will be able to download ACT Score Reports as ASCII/text files (same format as available today) and PDF initially. .CSV file formats will be available in the future.
- Delivery Cadence – Access to ACT Score Reports will be available on-demand via the new Data Center application three times per week. Notifications will be sent to you when new score reports are available to download. Your notification settings can be adjusted within Encoura.*Please note: A PGP software license, required to access Score Reports in AIRO, will no longer be required.
What is the cost of Encoura to access ACT Score Reports?
The ACT Score Reporting service will be available at no cost to institutions and organizations. The set up and additional delivery fees previously incurred by ACT Score Report recipients will no longer be required.
Otherwise, access to Encoura, and the apps within it, is exclusive to Encoura Members and Eduventures Research & Advisory members. Questions about membership or subscriptions to paid apps should be directed to the appropriate Regional Director. If you are unsure who that might be, please forward inquiries to email@example.com.
How will an institution be notified when new ACT Score Reports are available?
You will have the option to receive email notifications when new Score Reports are available. Notifications will be delivered based on the settings established in your account menu. New ACT Score Reports will continue to be available three times per week as they are in AIRO today. You will no longer need to download Score Reports cycle-by-cycle to avoid missing access to reports. In Encoura, you will now be able to download single reports or group multiple reports together instantly without waiting days for delivery!
Will organizations with ACT Group Codes still be able to pick up records for their locations or system in Encoura?
Yes, if your scores are currently delivered as a part of a Group for centralized processing, they will continue to be delivered in the same manner using Encoura. The resources managing your Group data should request access to Encoura for this purpose.
How long do I have to download a Score Report before I lose access to the file?
The time to download Score Reports was limiting in AIRO. With Encoura, you will have access to download reports for up to 12 months.
We used to receive scores via multiple delivery methods (AIRO, CD-ROM, and/or Paper). When did this transition to Encoura?
In February of 2020, all ACT Score Reports transitioned to delivery via the Encoura platform.
My school doesn’t consider test scores for admission. How would ACT Score Reports be useful to us?
How will I receive my login credentials to access to Encoura for ACT Score Reports?
Please note, organizations currently using AIRO will not be transferred automatically and should request access via the form.
Who can I reach out to if I still have questions?
Questions can be directed to your dedicated Regional Director or submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Enrollment Outreach Manager will ensure the question is routed to the appropriate team member for the best response.
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