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.
PreACT will take place between the dates of October 16th and November 30th.