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Educators are navigating a rocky path to close learning gaps during a pandemic while continuing to help students achieve college and career readiness. We truly appreciate everything you’re doing to help this generation of learners.
Let us be a compass to help guide your students in determining the best ways to achieve their goals. PreACT assessments can give students a clearer path in making college decisions—boosting their momentum throughout their journey toward college preparedness.
The First Step Toward Preparing Students for the ACT Test
PreACT® 8/9 and PreACT® offer 8th, 9th, and 10th graders an early experience with ACT test items, provides a predicted ACT test score, and offers a wealth of information to help students get the start they need to be college ready.
Anchored on the ACT college and career readiness standards, PreACT assessments help educators, students, and parents, identify areas of academic strength and opportunity. Students may opt to have their information shared with colleges and scholarship agencies when they take PreACT 8/9 or PreACT, providing greater opportunities for recruitment and scholarship awards.
One ACT Solution Builds on the Next
PreACT 8/9 and PreACT Comparison Chart
|Validated Standards and Benchmarks||Based on validated ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and ACT College Readiness Benchmarks||Based on validated ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and ACT College Readiness Benchmarks|
|Scoring and Score Predictions||Aligned to the ACT 1-36 score scale. Provides predicted score ranges for the PreACT and ACT Subject and Composite scores. PreACT 8/9 also provides a STEM score.||Aligned to the ACT 1-36 score scale. Provides predicted score ranges for the ACT Subject and Composite scores. PreACT also provides a STEM score.|
|Educator and Student Reports||Multiple reports including: Item Response Summary Report by Grade, Student Report, Educator Reports, and more.||Multiple reports including: Item Response Summary Report by Grade, Student Report, Educator Reports, and more.|
|Career and Navigation||Career suggestions based on student goals and interests are provided based on answers to the Student Profile and Interest Inventory.||Career suggestions based on student goals and interests are provided based on answers to the Student Profile and Interest Inventory.|
|Grades||Grades 8-9||Grade 10|
|Flexible Administration and Quick Implementation||Materials received quickly and schools choose when to test.||Materials received quickly and schools choose when to test.|
“This test has given our students a "heads up" regarding the type of testing they will face for college entrance. After taking the PreACT, they realize that preparation will be necessary for real testing and become more serious about that. I like the interest inventory. It's helpful in guiding the student towards the best fit for their career.”
"I specifically liked that it aligned to the ACT Test and it gave our 10th graders a chance to see what a nationally normed test looks like and then it also gave them an indication about the time factor involved in taking the test. It was a good practice test for our students.”
“The turnaround for test scores as well as the easy to understand score sheet was a great testing experience. Students are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and can use those while preparing for the ACT and college prep.”
“The score reporting and it's similarity to the ACT reporting makes it easy for students and parents alike to understand goals for the ACT. I also like the flexibility of the exam date. It let us figure out the best date that works for our students."
Create a Pathway to Success
With predicted performance on PreACT and the ACT, your students can have an earlier indication of success and a starting point to the path of college.
Set students up for success by placing them in the correct level during critical transition points from junior high to high school.
Create a College Going Culture
Start counseling students earlier on their college and career options by utilizing the Student Profile and Interest Inventory.
Consider establishing a College and Career Readiness Day—a specific day dedicated to the readiness of your students. Your school can shut down the bells and deliver all assessments on the same day.
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