Posted: Apr 23, 2013 2:38 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
HELENA - Nearly 10,000 Montana public school juniors will take the ACT Plus Writing test on Tuesday at no cost to their families.
The free test is thanks to a $28 million dollar GEAR UP grant, which will help cover the cost of every public high school 11th grade student in the state to take the test for the next five years.
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said, "I think it will help the state. It helps certainly the individual students, it helps families by alleviating the burden of having to pay $49.50 for a test for their student. And so we're really excited about the whole process of this rolling out tomorrow."
Students statewide are expected to begin the test at 9:00 am and finish by 1:00 in the afternoon.
If students can't make Tuesday's test, a make-up day has a been scheduled for May 7th.
Students can also send their test results to as many as four colleges at no cost.