- It is recommended that each student take the ACT at least 3 times before graduating from high school.
- Each Junior at Orange Beach High School will be required to take the ACT with Writing at Orange Beach High School during the spring semester. Do not worry about trying to register for this date. We will do this for your student.
- Since students will take the ACT with the Writing portion their Junior year, it is not necessary for them to take the Writing portion again -- students only need to take this part of the ACT once.
- For more opportunities to take the ACT, please see the Registration & National Testing Dates HERE.
- Students and parents can find FREE ACT Test Prep HERE through ACT.
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- Each Freshman and Sophomore at Orange Beach High School is required to take the PreACT. This test is a great practice test to help prepare your student for the ACT.
- The PreACT is given in the fall semester of students' 9th/10th grade year.
- Once the results are sent back to the school, we will distribute the scores to the students, along with their test booklet.
- More information about the PreACT can be found HERE
- Click HERE for guidebook that will also provide more information.
- The ACT WorkKeys is a test given to Seniors during the Fall Semester of their Senior Year. Not all Seniors are required to take the ACT Workkeys. All Seniors that need to take this test will be notified.
- The ACT WorkKeys is a skills assessment test for those who are interested in or are currently working for employers that place an emphasis on the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which is the credential achieved by those who successfully complete the exam.
- If your student does not benchmark on a section of the ACT WorkKeys (4 or higher), an opportunity to retest will come during the Spring Semester. We will notify these students and give them information on retesting.
More information about the ACT WorkKeys can be found HERE
- All Sophomores and Juniors are given an opportunity to take the PSAT during the Fall Semester of their Sophomore and/or Junior year.
- The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a practice version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and many students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year. The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.
More information about the PSAT can be accessed HERE
The ACAP Summative is a computer-based, criterion-referenced assessment, designed to measure student progress on the Alabama Courses of Study Standards. The assessment is administered to students in Grades 2-8, once a year, in the spring, and includes the content areas of English language arts, math, and science (Grades 4, 6, and 8 only). The ACAP Summative is constructed to meet rigorous technical criteria and to ensure that all students have access to the test contents via principles of universal design and appropriate accommodations.