• The PreACT Test offers sophomores an early experience with ACT test items, provides a predicted ACT test score, and offers a wealth of information to help students get the start they need to be college ready. The PreACT Test is free for all North Carolina high school sophomores.

    All public school students, including traditional, charter, and regional school students, in grade ten (10) according to PowerSchool, will participate in the PreACT. The only exceptions are as follows:

    • Students who have a significant cognitive disability receive instruction in the Extended Content Standards in all assessed content areas (i.e., English language arts/reading, mathematics, and science), and whose current Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) document participation in the NCEXTEND1 grade 10 alternate assessment
    • Students whose current IEPs document participation in the College and Career Readiness Alternate Assessment (CCRAA) at the tenth (10th) grade level and also have a written parental request for an alternate assessment
    • Students deemed medically fragile because of a significant medical emergency and/or condition and unable to participate in testing. All medical exceptions must be approved by the Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program.