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Montana ACT Testing Results Show Bright Future

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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"

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