• The Pre-ACT is scheduled for OCTOBER 24, 2023!
    Who takes the PreACT?
    The PreACT is administered to all 10th graders.  
    What is the PreACT test?
    The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience by providing students early exposure to ACT test-quality questions. The PreACT is reported on the same 1–36 score scale as the ACT, but PreACT has a maximum score of 35. The PreACT also provides a predicted ACT composite score range.  The ACT is required for all 11th graders.
    Five benefits of taking the PreACT: (1) PreACT scores are accurate predictors of ACT test scores; (2) PreACT ensures equitable access to practice for the ACT test; (3) PreACT can improve readiness for college and careers; (4) PreACT scores identify students who are ready to succeed in advanced high school courses--including AP; and (5) PreACT scores provide a baseline for measuring growth and improvement.
    How is the PreACT set up?
    While the ACT is a digital test, the PreACT is a paper/pencil test. Students, whenever possible, will test with their homeroom teacher. The test takes about 2.5 hours. Students should get a good night's sleep the night before, eat a good breakfast in the morning, and arrive to school on time on test day. The PreACT assessment includes four multiple-choice tests: English (think: GRAMMAR), Math, Reading, and Science (this content is not specific to any one science course - it is scientific reasoning, analyzing graphs, synthesizing data, etc.). The PreACT, like the ACT, is designed to NOT allow extra time on any one section, so testing taking strategies are key. Check out these tips: https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/4-act-tips 
    • English: 45 questions
    • Math: 36 questions
    • Reading: 25 questions
    • Science: 30 questions
    How will the scores from the PreACT be used?
    The PreACT is designed to help parents and educators identify areas where students may need additional academic support or remediation. The PreACT can also help to initiate strategic conversations between parents and schools regarding dual enrollment decisions, identifying curriculum gaps, implementing interventions on behalf of students, and choosing Advanced Placement classes. Learn more about the test by the folks who make it: PreACT  
    Did your sophomore get her/his score? Check this resource out: 

    *New for 2023-2024: Every Sophomore and Junior has access to ACT review through Progress Learning. Access Progress Learning through Clever. If you need the content or difficulty changed, please fill out this form to meet with Mrs. Miller, Testing Coordinator.