The EXPLORE is the first in a series of tests produced by the makers of the ACT. This test will evaluate students on their English, Math, Reading, and Sciene skills. This test is given during the student's 9th grade year. Although results of this test are not indicative of how a student will perform on the ACT, the information gathered can help prepare students for the PLAN and ACT in the following years. It can also help students with career exploration and course selection as they progress through high school.
PLAN is the second test in the ACT preparation series.http://www.actstudent.org/plan/ This test is given during the 10th grade, and will also test students on their English, Math, Reading, and Science skills. Like the EXPLORE test, it will help students prepare for the ACT, explore possible careers, and help with course selection during their high school career.