On November 7, the PreACT assessment will be administered to all Lincoln Public Schools students who are in 10th and 11th grades. The PreACT will give students an opportunity to take a practice version of the ACT that all students will take in April of their 11th grade year.
The ACT is a college-entrance exam and is required by the Nebraska Department of Education as part of the assessment of student progress. The PreACT is identical to the ACT in terms of both overall format, types of items and the 1-36 score range. Research from ACT indicates that when students take the ACT assessment more than once, 57 percent achieve a higher composite score. Since the PreACT is identical to the ACT, taking the PreACT could potentially lead to better scores for students on the ACT.
The results of the PreACT offer several benefits to our students, including:
There are several things we ask parents to do that can positively contribute to their child's success. First, encourage your child to put forth their best effort with positive statements, expressing confidence in their abilities and efforts. Next, make sure they get a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast – those will go far to help your child do their best job possible. Finally, attendance during testing is very important. Please reschedule any appointments that may take your child out of school on the testing dates.
Our goal is to help our students prepare and succeed as they take this important test. Your partnership is valuable in this effort, and as always, we appreciate your support. Information can also be found in the Parent Center of the LPS website.
Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, November 15, from 4-7 p.m. A HUGE "Thank you" to all the parents that donated food for the Parent Teacher conference meal in September, and to Rachelle Fanton for organizing the meal. The teachers really appreciate the meal. If you would be willing to donate food or an item for these meals please feel free to email Lanette Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will add you to the list.
Our first Parent Advisory meeting for the year is on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:15 a.m. in the main office conference room. Mr. Gillotti will be covering the following topics:
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