Posted Date: 12/04/2020
This year, 8th grade students at MMS are taking the Pre-ACT standardized test as part of a grant requirement through the University of Oklahoma’s K20 Center. Students in the traditional in-school learning environment this year took the test at the school on Friday, Dec. 4. However, virtual students will have the opportunity to take the test, as well.
Special on-site testing sessions for virtual students will be offered by appointment on Friday, Dec. 11. Sessions are available for either the morning (8:30-11:30 AM) and afternoon (12:00-3:00 PM). Parents or guardians of any MMS virtual 8th grade student who are interested in having their child take the exam are invited to contact 8th grade counselor Dr. Erin Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (580) 353-5111, to reserve a session spot. Reservations must be made by 3:00 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Participating students will be required to bring their own pencils and a hand-held calculator (no cell phones). As this is a paper-and-pencil exam, no Chromebooks will be needed. Families will also need to provide their own transportation for students to and from the testing session and they must be picked up immediately after the testing session is complete.
The Pre-ACT is not a required test for MMS students and participating students’ individual grades will not be affected. Typically administered to high school sophomores, the Pre-ACT may provide valuable insights into students’ predicted performance on the ACT and help inform important high school course decisions. Pre-ACT reporting includes both academic and career indicators, which are designed to identify strengths and areas for improvement, providing a complete view of students’ college and career readiness.