ACT Online Prep: Nebraska

Test Administration Process Next Steps

Select your current phase of the test administration process to see resources related to that phase.


Step 1: Orientation - Learn about test formats and policies; select test dates and provide shipping information; select test staff and set up accounts.

Step 2: Configuration -  Upload student data records; verify enrollment for test materials; order test materials; complete online site readiness.

Step 3: Accommodation - Learn about accessibility supports; request accommodations and/or supports; request reconsideration or late consideration.

Step 4: Preparation -  Complete non-test activities; provide examinees test prep information; prepare your facility, staff, and materials; update examinee information; create online test sessions.

Step 5: Administration - Administer the test.

Step 6: Transportation: Return test materials; purge online testing content.

Step 7: Interpretation - Access and understand score reports; share reporting information with examinees.

Important Dates

Account access for the 2021-2022 cycle provided via email on October 5, 2020

Helpful Links

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ACT General Questions:

State Policy Questions:
NE Dept. of Education
Phone: 402.471.2495
Fax: 402.742.2319

Information about Online Prep

ACT® Online Prep is an engaging, interactive test prep program developed by the makers of the ACT, using the same research and expertise that has made the ACT the most widely used college entrance exam in the nation. Administrator dashboards let you track students’ progress at an individual or aggregate level, including time spent on the program, performance on the practice questions and test, and areas in which they need more help. Students can access the program online or through a free mobile app at school, home, or on the go, anytime.

Tip: We recommend you mark as a safe sender to ensure you will receive system notifications. 


Tip: Allowing early access for students will provide the most prep time before test day.

Tip: Students will have a full year of access after activating their account.

Training Videos


Tip: When loading students, we recommend using real email addresses. This will allow the system to send activation emails directly to the students. It also allows for students to use the ‘forgot password’ feature if needed.

Tip: Use the assignments feature to incorporate ACT Online Prep into classroom instruction.

Tip: Administering full practice exams will provide more robust reporting.

Student Information

Accessing Reports Videos

Tip: Using the 5 Hardest Exam Questions under group reports will help instructors identify material they may want to revisit with their students.