Free PACT kicks off testing season

Steven Bracco – Mustangs Ahead

Academics(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Over the past few weeks and in the upcoming months, LRHS students will and have taken a lot of tests that will help prepare them for college and future jobs.

The pre-ACT (PACT) was one of the most popular tests taken by students in recent weeks. The PACT helps students prepare for the college entrance exam, the ACT.

The PACT was organized by LRHS college and career counselor Michelle Todoroff and the company that LRHS receives the PACT tests from, Revolution Prep.

Todoroff commented on why LRHS goes through so much trouble to set up the PACT, “It is a great opportunity for students to practice for a real ACT test. It’s a great way to compare scores to see which test they will take.”

Sophomore David Dinh appreciated the opportunity to take the test.

“I thought the PACT was quite easy. While not official, it still gave me a good idea of what the ACT might be like,” Dinh said. “I took the PACT to practice my test taking abilities, as well as learn how the real ACT will be like when I take it.”

Sophomore Matthew Sidlo said, “The issue with the PACT and the scoring is that while it does tell you what you got right and wrong on the test, the test was most likely just a prediction of what the ACT  would be like.”

The PACT itself is arranged through Revolution Prep, who donates money earned from the PACT admissions to LRHS for the college and career fair.

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