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ACT Announces PreACT to Best Prepare Students for Testing Success

ACT Announces PreACT to Best Prepare Students for Testing Success

The creator of the college admissions exam, ACT, Inc., has announced the launch of a new PreACT test for 10th graders.

ACT is hoping the early test results will help "show students their areas of strength and where they need to improve. They also provide useful information about possible career paths and help inform important high school decisions,” the company said in a release.

The PreACT is designed to:

  • Provide an early indication of student performance to guide student progress for the ACT.
  • Provide fast scores "so teachers and students can get to work turning PreACT insights into action.”
  • Provide paper-based, multiple-choice preparation exam in English, math, reading and science that will “give students high-stakes practice in a low-stakes environment.”

"Report data can help guide action plans for students to increase success in high school courses and on the ACT. Students also receive a personalized view of college and career possibilities—based on their answers to the ACT Interest Inventory—which can help them start thinking about career paths. Parents and counselors can use the data to help students choose high school courses most relevant to career areas of interest,” the ACT said in its release.

Read more here.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

3/22/2016

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