Office of the Superintendent

3,100 Juniors take the ACT Plus Writing for free

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 9:08 am
Approximately 3,100 Montana students from fifty-one schools took the ACT Plus Writing test at no cost to their families thanks to a partnership between the Office of Public Instruction and the Office of Commissioner of Higher Educations' Montana GEAR UP. In 2011, OCHE was awarded a seven year, $28 million GEAR UP grant, a portion of which will cover the cost of every public high school junior in Montana having access to the ACT Plus Writing test.

"Providing the ACT to every junior will give us a complete picture of how well our K-12 public education system is preparing all students for life after high school and allow every Montana junior the opportunity to assess their college-readiness," said Superintendent Denise Juneau. "Access to higher education is critical not only for individuals, but for the future economic success of Montana."

Thank you to OCHE for providing this opportunity to Montana's students.

For more information, contact Judy Snow, 444-3656