The new PreACT™ helps students practice for the ACT® test experience and empowers them with valuable data and insights.


A New Way to Prepare

PreACT provides students with a realistic ACT test experience

PreACT™ Empowers 10th-grade Students with a Unique Practice Experience for Taking the ACT® Test

PreACT is a unique and affordable way to provide students with a high-stakes ACT test experience in a low-stakes environment. Select highlights:

  • Flexible administration—schools, districts, and/or states may administer on any date between September 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017
  • Structured testing environment—similar to what the student will experience when taking the ACT test
  • ACT test-quality questions—answers to which can be used to predict student performance on the ACT
  • Student reports—a visual depiction of students’ educational and career journey based on academic and career interests

The choices a student makes in high school help chart a course for life after it. Educators can use insights from PreACT report data to help students prepare for success—and start making informed choices well before graduation.




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Follow the links below if you are a school, district, or state interested in offering PreACT to your students.


Opening Doors to Opportunities

Students may opt to have their information shared with colleges and scholarship agencies when they take PreACT, providing greater opportunities for recruitment and scholarship awards.

Realistic Testing Experience

PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience by providing students early exposure to ACT test-quality questions and predictive score ranges on the familiar 1–36 scale. This helps students get comfortable with the testing experience and understand how they’re doing in core subjects. It also helps parents and educators identify areas where additional support might be necessary.

More Than a Score

Report data can help guide action plans for students to increase success in high school courses and on the ACT. Students also receive a personalized view of college and career possibilities—based on their answers to the ACT Interest Inventory—which can help them start thinking about career paths. Parents and counselors can use the data to help students choose high school courses most relevant to career areas of interest.

Meaningful to Educators

Educators quickly receive PreACT reports to evaluate individual student data and patterns of performance across content areas. Shorter testing times also mean more time to focus on classroom teaching and student learning. PreACT enables counselors to have earlier and more informed conversations with students about topics such as course selection, career plans, postsecondary options, and potential scholarships.

School, District, and State Benefits

PreACT data can help support strategic conversations and facilitate a deeper understanding of overall student progress. Schools also can use report data to make important dual enrollment decisions, identify curriculum gaps, and implement interventions on behalf of all students. PreACT can be administered any time between September 1 and June 1. ACT will provide training to help educators administer PreACT.


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