PreACT Secure: Wisconsin

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 policies; select test dates and provide shipping information; select test staff and set up accounts

Step 2: Configuration - Manage student information; complete site readiness for online testing.​

Step 3: Accommodation - Identify student needs for accommodations and/or supports. Assign Accommodations in PearsonAccessnext​.

Step 4: Preparation -  Order test materials; 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..

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

Important Dates

Your Schedule of Events contains all dates and deadlines for your test event. Check it frequently to ensure you're on track for a successful administration.

  • Testing Window: March 18 - April 26, 2024 (weekday testing only)
  •  Material Ordering Window: February 26 - April 5, 2024
  •  Answer Document Return Deadline: May 10, 2024


Documents will be replaced as they become available for spring 2024 testing.

Helpful Links

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PreACT Secure General Questions:
ACT Customer Support Hours: 8:30am to 5pm
Extended Hours: 8am to 5pm from March 1st through April 26, 2024
877.789.2925 Option 2, PreACT Secure

State Policy Questions:
WI Dept of Public Instruction
Nikki Braconier

Learn about Test Formats and Policies

Select Test Staff and Set Up Accounts



Tip: When the district test coordinator changes the school test coordinator in PearsonAccessnext, remember to deactivate the existing test coordinator's user account. Updates need to be completed in two places: the manage contacts screen and creating a new user account.

Learn about Accessibility Supports


Set Up Accommodations and/or English Learner (EL) Supports in PearsonAccessnext


calendar January 29 - April 5, 2024



Tip: Administering PreACT Secure with accommodations or English learner supports does not require prior approval from ACT. You will order alternate format test materials for English learners through PearsonAccessnext

Order Test Materials


calendar February 26 - April 5, 2024



Tip: You can track test materials shipments using Orders & Shipment Tracking. See the View Status and Shipment Information section in the PearsonAccessnext User Guide.

Provide Examinees Test Prep Information



Tip: TestNav Practice Tests can be found on the TestNav Site without logging in by clicking on the "practice Tests" link at the bottom of the sign in window.

Prepare Your Facility, Staff, and Test Materials

Create Online Test Sessions

Return Test Materials


calendarReceipt Deadline: May 10, 2024


Tip: Do not return unused paper accommodations answer documents from initial testing. Use those for makeup testing and refer to the Test Coordinator Information Manual to properly manage unused materials at the end of the testing window.

Tip: Return answer documents following testing so they arrive at ACT by the receipt deadline listed on the Schedule of Events and can be scored.

Tip: Return all accommodations materials after all testing (accommodated and non-accommodated) has been completed.