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Pre-ACT is November 2, 2023

When: At the start of the day through Intervention and 2nd Block.

What do you need: 

Who will be taking the exam:

All 10th Graders are required to take this exam


What do I do if I am absent:

The makeup exams must be completed during the Pre-ACT testing window. Specific make-up exam days will be communicated with students and faculty.

Please plan to be in school during testing days.

Letter to Students & Parents

Pre-ACT Student Profile

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has a partnership with ACT, a not-for-profit organization that provides educational assessment, research, information, and program management services. In North Carolina, all tenth graders take the PreACT. This assessment measures what students have learned in their courses and helps educators identify the information that students still need to learn to succeed in college or a career. Your child is scheduled to take the PreACT via paper-and-pencil format in November 2023

The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience by providing students early exposure to ACT test-quality questions. The PreACT is reported on the same 1–36 score scale as the ACT, but PreACT has a maximum score of 35. The PreACT also provides a predicted ACT composite score range.

The PreACT assessment includes four multiple-choice tests: English, math, reading, and science. The PreACT is designed to help parents and educators identify areas where students may need additional academic support or remediation. The PreACT can also help to initiate strategic conversations between parents and schools regarding dual enrollment decisions, identifying curriculum gaps, implementing interventions on behalf of students, and choosing Advanced Placement classes.

If you have questions or concerns about the PreACT, please contact me:

1355 Cox Mill Rd., Concord, NC 28027




Kathy Simulcik


This link will help you understand how to read your test scores and how to use them. 


Enter in your PreACT scores and get specific help preparing for the ACT. 

If you have not taken the PreACT yet, no problem! You can still use this tool by taking a diagnostic test to get questions based on your specific needs. 

What is a good test score?

It depends! What are your goals? Testing is just one component of the overall picture that colleges and employers are considering. Visit the specific programs that you are interested and find out their requirements for testing. 


Keep practicing. There are many test preparation websites and courses that you can take to be better prepared for formal assessments.