Freshmen take Pre-ACT to prepare for later testing


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Testing was held in multiple areas of the school on Oct. 24. Students that missed that day made up the test on Oct. 29.

On Oct. 24, approximately 240 freshmen took the Pre-ACT. Students who missed that day made up the test on Oct. 29.  

Testing lasted approximately two and a half hours and ended before PRIDE Time.  

“The Pre-ACT was requested by the state of Kansas to see the college and career readiness of the freshmen,” test coordinator Fred Winter said. “It is a shorter test then the ACT, however, it shows the indications of English, math, science and social studies. The test of those four cores tells students what their strengths are and what their weaknesses are so by the time they get to take the ACT their junior or senior year, they’ll be focused on improving those areas.”  

The Pre-ACT test was paid for by the state of Kansas and was a state-wide test.  

Some of the classes, especially English and math, helped pinpoint some ACT preparatory questions beforehand.  

 “Honestly, we did a great job,” Winter said. “The kids were focused and did their best. Every test center that we had did a very good job.”