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PLAN is a diagnostic assessment that indicates strengths and areas of need to provide a road map to success for high school students. PLAN offers a mid-point assessment of academic progress toward college and career readiness and is the most powerful predictor of performance on the ACT. It can be used for course placement, including dual enrollment and more rigorous courses. PLAN also includes a career interest inventory and an educational/career plan component.
ACT test results are widely accepted by college admissions offices and considered an accurate gauge of classroom achievement. ACT results may be used at the high school level to identify students who need assistance with certain subject areas or academic skills, evaluate effectiveness of instruction, and make adjustments to curriculum to improve instruction. Colleges use the ACT for admissions decisions, course placement, academic advising and loans and scholarships. ACT offers a dedicated website for NC that is specifically related to our administration of the ACT. You can find the NC-specific ACT website here.
The PSAT is a standardized test from the College Board that offers students an opportunity to practice testing in an environment and with a format similar to the SAT and compete for National Merit Scholarships. The PSAT assesses students in three areas: 1) critical reading, 2) mathematical problem-solving, and 3) writing.
Like the PSAT, the SAT is a standardized test from the College Board that colleges use as one measure to assess student achievement and readiness for college-level coursework. The SAT evaluates students as critical readers, math problem solvers, and writers.