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 for a five-year commitment to deliver the PreACT that started in the spring of 2023 for Oregon 10th graders served in public schools.
The test window for the 2023-24 school year runs from October 2, 2023 to April 9, 2024. Reminder: ONLY DTCs can order materials through the College and Career Readiness Information System (CCRIS) by selecting the OREGON GRADE 10 ONLY option. This option must be selected in order to be reimbursed by the state.
Information about Oregon’s PreACT can be found on the Oregon PreACT webpage. PreACT’s Customer Service team is available to address questions on ordering, training, and test administration at PreACT@act.org. The current ODE contact for this contract is the Director of Assessment and Student Reporting, Andrea Lockard, who can be consulted for all questions regarding contract details and payment for test administration.