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Greetings OPS Families,

On Tuesday, December 4, sophomores will take the PreACT during the school day. Tenth-grade students in the Alternate Curriculum Program (ACP) will attend school on December 4, to participate in activities that will support their achievement on the Alternate Assessment. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and sophomores will be released at 1:00 p.m. Please note: freshmen, juniors, and seniors will not attend school on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

New Opportunity for Sophomores
This year, all sophomores (grade 10 students) in OPS will have the opportunity to take the PreACT. The PreACT is modeled after the ACT and tests the subjects of English, math, reading, and science, within a shorter test window. Schools will be able to use these results to provide both current achievement and projected future ACT scores for students who take the test. Individual student reports will be available.

Why take the PreACT?
The PreACT provides you and your child with information that can help select the right high school courses, think about ways to target areas for improvement and begin discussions about college and career. PreACT helps identify the following:
• Progress with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in college and beyond
• Areas where extra help or additional courses are needed
• Career possibilities that match the students’ interests

Busses will run as usual for students who regularly receive OPS transportation. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. and OPS bus routes will be run at the early dismissal time and depart at 1:10 p.m.

What NOT to Bring to the Test
Students do not need to bring anything to the test. Cell phones or electronic devices, including smartwatches, fitness bands and any other device with recording, internet or communication capabilities are not permitted in the testing rooms.

Please ensure that your student gets a good night of sleep prior to arriving at school to take the test. For more information about PreACT, go to www.act.org/preact.

Please contact your child’s high school with specific questions regarding testing.

Thank you for your continued efforts to assist students in preparing for the PreACT on Tuesday, December 4.
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