GPISD currently pays for all 11th grade students to take the ACT School Day Assessment in early October. The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. Seniors are welcome to register and pay to take the assessment during the school day (there are no vouchers accepted for school day). Seniors wanting to take the assessment must register and pay for their assessment no later than the last school day in August.
Additional opportunities to take the ACT are to register and take the assessment on a Saturday at a local site. Currently, Grand Prairie High School is a test site. Vouchers are available for students on free and reduced lunch.
About the ACT
The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice test administered by ACT, Inc.
The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside high school GPA, the classes taken in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.
The ACT Test Overview
The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT's writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score.
GPISD now offers MasteryPrep for ACT test prep! Learn more here.
- TruScore ACT Practice Test
- ACT Practice Tools
- Study Hall
Students use Clever Single Sign On to sign in to MasteryPrep
Go to ACT.org for additional resources from ACT including:
- College Planning Guide for Parents
- College Planning Resources
- Testing Advice for the ACT
- College and Career Planning
- Applying to College
- High School Life
- ACT Test Prep Resources