PreACT 8/9 Benefits for Schools
Predicts Performance on the ACT. Provides predicted score ranges for both the PreACT and the ACT subject and composite scores.
Aligned to ACT Readiness Benchmarks. Based on validated ACT Readiness Standards and Benchmarks
Aligned to the ACT Score Scale
Robust Reporting Package. View multiple reports including Item Response Summary Report by Grade, Student Report, Educator Reports, and more. Additionally PreACT 8/9, PreACT and the ACT each provide a STEM score.
Career and Navigation. Provides an Indicator of progress toward the National Career Readiness Certificate that estimates students’ progress toward the ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®)1. Also provides career suggestions based on student goals and interests based on answers to the Interest Inventory.
Flexible Administration. Schools choose when to test—not a contract or calendar—within the October–June testing window.
Quick Implementation. Materials are received quickly to enable an expedited administration.
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What the Reseach Says About PreACT
Schools that adopted the PreACT improved more on the ACT test than schools that didn't.
The PreACT test provides students with practice for the ACT test and measures of progress towards college readiness.Schoolwide adoption of the PreACT improves ACT test scores, interest-major fit, and college score-sending behavior.
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Key Benefits of PreACT
Early practice for the ACT test with flexible test administration dates – test on your schedule
PreACT score and predicted ACT score ranges align to the ACT 1–36 scale
Students may opt to share their information with colleges and scholarship agencies
ACT Interest Inventory results provide students with a personalized view of interests with college and career alignment
Valuable results provide actionable insights to help educators, parents and students make important decisions for the future
Rapid reporting turnaround within 2-4 weeks of receipt of answer documents allows for early and effective planning to ensure students can attain the future and career success they envision
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The ACT® test, a curriculum-based educational and career planning tool, is the leading college readiness assessment in the United States. As the capstone of college and career readiness solutions, the ACT is based on what students learn in high school.
Did you know that your school can offer an “official” test administration of the ACT during regular school hours on a weekday?
Since 2007, students in more than 47 states have earned college-reportable scores taking the ACT in their own classrooms in a familiar and safe environment that removes the influence of taking the ACT at a location unfamiliar to them and with proctors the students do not know.
Participating in ACT District testing provides your students with the opportunity to assess their academic skills and level of college readiness in a familiar environment. Having all students participate raises college awareness and exposure among all students, rather than only self-selected, college-bound students. For some students, the experience may help them realize they have the skills to perform college-level coursework.
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Bringing the ACT to Students in the Classroom.
Did you know that your district can offer an “official” test administration of the ACT at schools during regular school hours on a weekday?
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Choose ACT District Testing and benefit from the number one college entrance exam used today.
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ACT offers a continuum of sequential assessments that prepares your students for a lifetime of success—in college and beyond.
BENEFITS TO YOUR DISTRICT:
Establish baseline information on student performance
Provide students who are English Learners the ability to accurately reflect what they have learned in school
Receive information on all of your students’ academic achievement and college readiness levels to establish a baseline for future comparison
Use data to make informed curriculum decisions and intervention strategies, and to advise students
Based on 60 years of research and aligned to ACT College and Career Readiness Standards
BENEFITS TO STUDENTS:
Feel less stress testing in a familiar environment on a regular school day
The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States
Tested on what they’ve learned in their high school core courses
Eliminate potential concerns about finding transportation to a test center on the weekend
Receive personalized information to explore future college and career decisions based on their strengths, weaknesses, and interests
Use their scores for financial aid and scholarship applications
May choose to provide information to help identify opportunities for college admissions and scholarships
If you are in need of additional assistance, contact the ACSI Care Team or call 800.367.0798.