ACT now required for Nebraska juniors

School News | 10/19/2016 |

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

All Perkins County Schools (PCS) juniors will be taking the ACT exam this coming April. Under a new law, Nebraska juniors are now required to take the ACT instead of the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test.

According to the Nebraska Department of Education, the ACT will be a more accurate measure of student achievement, while giving every student an opportunity to improve their college readiness.

“All juniors will now have access to a college admission test, as there will no longer be a registration fee,” said Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt. “This exam will also provide a clearer picture of where Nebraska students are in terms of college and career readiness.”

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