Montana ACT Testing Results Show Bright Future - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Montana ACT Testing Results Show Bright Future

Posted: Updated:

More than 9,000 public school juniors took the ACT test this Spring at no cost. The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education joined together to make the ACT available to students across the state through the Montana Gear Up Program.

"Which pays for the ACT for every junior in the state so providing a great opportunity for individuals and their families." says State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau.

The partnership resulted in 2,870 more students taking the ACT than the previous class of 2013. Not only did the program decrease the costs of the test, but also makes the test easily accessible.

"It was often given on weekends, for small towns and having to travel great distances, to be able to have the ACT offered on site at their school during the school day, again I think we are going to see more and more students taking it every year"

Taking the ACT students open doors into furthering their education and qualifies students for scholarships into four-year-colleges. The results are in and Montana is still higher than the rest of the nation.

"We did very well, even though nearly %100 of the students took it we were above the national average and again just the number of students being eligible for admissions, being eligible for those scholarships, and so just great benefits to the individuals to their families and to the state"

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
  • Gun Identified As Murder Weapon In Deer Park Homicide

    Gun Identified As Murder Weapon In Deer Park Homicide

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-26 23:05:02 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that a gun found last month by an elementary school student is the same one that was used to kill 53-year-old Harry Giesbrecht.
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that a gun found last month by an elementary school student is the same one that was used to kill 53-year-old Harry Giesbrecht on January 4th, 2014. The gun was found on the morning of January 23rd next to the road by a student heading to the bus stop.
  • EWU Defense Shines in Second Scrimmage

    EWU Defense Shines in Second Scrimmage

    The Eastern Washington University defensive squads held the offense to 106 yards and scoreless in their first seven possessions to highlight the second football scrimmage of spring practice for the Eagles Saturday, April 19, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
    The Eastern Washington University defensive squads held the offense to 106 yards and scoreless in their first seven possessions to highlight the second football scrimmage of spring practice for the Eagles Saturday, April 19, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.