ACT Info & Resources

PreACT and ACT Info & Resources for Students
Posted on 02/01/2021

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What is the PreACT? 

PreACT® 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. 

Anchored on the ACT college and career readiness standards, PreACT helps educators, students, and parents, identify areas of academic strength and opportunity. Students may opt to have their information shared with colleges and scholarship agencies when they take PreACT, providing greater opportunities for recruitment and scholarship awards.  


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What is the ACT?

The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered at school.

WHEN is the ACT and how much does it cost?

THE OWEN HIGH SCHOOL ACT TESTING DATE has passed (was FEBRUARY 23, 2021) and it was given at no cost to students.

Why should I take the ACT?

The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.

Overall, the higher you score on the ACT and/or SAT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.  (

What if I'm not going to a four-year college or university?

The scores you make on the ACT subtests can be used at community colleges for placement into proper courses, for example, AB Tech uses scores on the ACT as a placement test:

Reading (score of 20-21): Coreq required for ENG-111
Reading (score of 22+): No ENG coreq required
English (16-17): Coreq required for ENG-111
English (score of 18+): No ENG coreq required
Math (score of 20-21): coreq required for MAT-110, 143, 152, 121, and 171
Math (score of 22+): No MAT coreq required

How can I prepare for the ACT?

We are preparing some review sessions for all 11th graders and more information will be coming out soon, but here are some resources you can use to review on your own before the test date:

ACT Practice Test

The ACT Academy

This pdf booklet has an entire

practice test with tips and answers.  

This site is a free resource with tutorials

in English and Spanish to help you 

prepare for the ACT.