PreACT Test for Sophomores

Totino-Grace offers sophomores the opportunity to take a new standardized test called the PreACT.  The results of this test give students, parents and educators valuable insights into students' predicted performance on the ACT and provide career interest information so students can plan for a future that aligns with their interests.  PreACT test results also show students their areas of strength and where they need to improve.

This test will be given on Thursday, November 9, to any sophomores.  The test is optional for sophomores; however, if students wish to take the test, they must register in advance so materials can be ordered.  A registration link will be sent to all sophomores and their parents in September, 2017.  ACT charges a $12 fee for the PreACT exam; students who register will have that fee added to their TG account.
 
The test will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m.  The test is a multiple-choice paper assessment.  
The test includes:
  • Pre-Test Activities (including college and career interest questions) - about 60 minutes
  • English - 25-35 minutes
  • Math - 35-45 minutes
  • Reading - 25-30 minutes
  • Science - 25-35 minutes
 
Benefits of taking the PreACT:
  • Early practice for the ACT
  • Predicted ACTtest performance
  • Students have the option of sharing their information with colleges and scholarship agencies
  • A personalized view of interests with college and career alignment
  • Areas of strength and improvement are shown

PSAT / SAT / ACT  Testing Information 

PSAT Exam

The PSAT Exam is for high school juniors. Totino-Grace student are not required to take the exam; however, students are highly encouraged to take the exam if:

• They would like to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Competition (The PSAT is the qualifying exam for this prestigious scholarship program.)
• They think they may take the SAT exam later in their Junior year.  The PSAT is a preliminary SAT exam, so taking the PSAT will prepare students for the newly redesigned SAT exam (which was implemented in spring, 2016).

Visit the PSAT Exam page for complete details and registration links.

College Entrance Exams

The ACT and SAT are college entrance exams. All colleges will accept either test. We recommend juniors take the test(s) at the end of their junior year.  

Totino-Grace is an ACT National Test Center.  The ACT exam is given at Totino-Grace on the following dates:

ACT Test Date   Registration Deadline   (Late Fee Required)
September 9, 2017   August 4, 2017   August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017   September 22, 2017   September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017   November 3, 2017   November 4-17, 2017
February 01, 2018   January 12, 2018   January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018   March 9, 2018   March 10-123, 2018
June 9, 2018   May 4, 2018

  May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018   June 15, 2018

  June 16-22, 2018

 

Students should register online for either test. Click here for ACT Registration or SAT Registration.  When you register for a test, you will be asked to enter your high school code.  Totino-Grace's school code is 240-888. By entering this code during the test registration process, you ensure that your test scores will be sent to Totino-Grace.  

Totino-Grace is a test center for the ACT.  If you would like to take the ACT test at Totino-Grace, our test center code is 199960.  

When students register for the ACT, they will establish an account at ACT with a username and password.  Students should carefully keep track of this information as it will be used many times by the student to see test scores and to send test scores to colleges during the college application process.   

Testing Information Links

SAT Registration 
ACT Registration 
ACT Writing Information - Find out if the college you wish to attend requires the ACT Plus Writing
PSAT Exam - Learn about the newly redesigned PSAT exam 
The New SAT Exam - Learn about the newly redesigned SAT exam which was administered for the first time in Spring, 2016
Test Taking Tips - General tips for taking the ACT and SAT

 

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