Hello North Families!
On Wednesday, December 8th, our Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students will be taking the PreACT. This is a practice version of the real ACT that all Juniors take, but with shorter test times. This is a multiple-choice paper assessment that covers core subject areas in English, Math, Reading, and Science. The PreACT score is designed to be a prediction of the actual ACT score and aligns with the 1-36 ACT scale. Each student will receive a detailed scoring report a few weeks after testing that will show the exact areas where students excelled and where they may have struggled.
Last year our District set aside funds to assist schools in helping prepare students for taking the ACT test as Juniors. One of North High School's Academic and Career Planning goals is to have students College ready for either a 2-year or 4-year school as measured by the ACT. The PreACT will help by accurately predicting ACT scores, thus helping facilitate early college and career planning and preparedness. The PreAct also ensures equitable access to practice for the ACT test, and may help in placing students into certain high school classes.
This day will be for Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students only. Regular classes will not run and Seniors will not attend school this day. Our day will start at 7:55 and wrap up around 12:00 with a grab & go lunch for those students who would like one. For those students who live outside the city limits, buses will run on the normal Wednesday schedule. These students may remain in the Commons until buses arrive. It is extremely important for students to arrive at school on time and be in their Homeroom no later than 7:55. Students will not be able to enter for testing once Pre-Test activities have started.
This is a tremendous opportunity and FREE for our students to get real practice on the ACT.
If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact Mark Wittig, Associate Principal, at (920) 459-3604 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.