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PreACT 8/9
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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.
Choose Program drop-down list. You should select the ACT US ACSI 2021-2022 PreACT 8/9 & PreACT option.

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PreACT 8/9 $16 per student
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What the Research 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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Choose Program drop-down list. You should select the ACT US ACSI 2021-2022 PreACT 8/9 & PreACT option.
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PreACT $16 per student
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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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Did you know that your school can offer an “official” test administration of the ACT during regular school hours on a weekday?
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  • ACT School Day Testing: Equity and Opportunity: How and Why to Offer the ACT Test at Your Own School this Spring.
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Participating in ACT School Day testing (on-campus 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.
  • Establish baseline information on student performance
  • 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
  • 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
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School Day Testing: 4 Reasons Why ACT is the Right Choice
Test Administration Process Overview

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  1. Orientation - Get oriented with the testing program.
  2. Configuration - Configure testing setup and systems.
  3. Verification - Verify needs for accommodations and/or supports.
  4. Preparation - Prepare for testing.
  5. Administration - Administer the test successfully.
  6. Transportation - Transport materials and data to ACT.
  7. Interpretation - Interpret score reports and test data.
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