PreACT Assessment

SWA will be administering the NCDPI mandated PreACT assessment to all eligible tenth grade students on Thursday, October 31st.   Please take note that this is a PORTFOLIO DAY, but ALL 10th grade students MUST attend to take part in this assessment. Tenth grade students should arrive on campus at 8 am so that testing can begin promptly.  


Students should bring & use an approved calculator. The current ACT calculator policy is available at: 


The PreACT is a timed assessment. The time allowed for each test is: 

Test 1, English: 30 minutes

Test 2, Math: 40 minutes

Test 3, Reading: 30 minutes

Test 4, Science: 30 minutes

Students will be released at the end of the assessment, around 11 am, unless they are allowed extra testng time based on a current IEP.   


The PreACT assessment includes a pretest portion that will not be available to students through the state test administration. Parents and students can, however, voluntarily access and complete the information that is included in this pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website: 


If you have questions or concerns about the PreACT, please contact Testing Coordinator, Maria Smith. 




Ms. Maria L. Smith, MSEd

Technology Director/Testing Coordinator


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