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Nationally Normed College Entrance Practice Test

ORS 329.488 directs ODE to provide a statewide opportunity for Oregon's 10th graders to access a nationally-normed college entrance practice exam. Consistent with state procurement requirements, ODE developed and published a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March 2022.

Pursuant to this competitive RFP process, ODE has contracted with ACT to deliver the PreACT in the spring of 2023 for Oregon 10th graders served in public schools in the form of a five-year contract. The test window for the 2022-23 school year is anticipated to be March 1-31, 2022 if all goes as expected. Future test windows will be offered in both October and March annually.

ACT’s Lead Program Officer for this work is Patty Ferrel. Patty can be contacted for all operational topics. The current ODE contact for this contract is Assistant Superintendent of the Office of RADAR Dan Farley, who can be consulted for all questions regarding contract details and payment for test administration.