ACT test to be given March 4

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Beginning in 2008-2009, the assessment program under the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) for high schools included the ACT examination in English, reading, mathematics, and science to be administered to eleventh graders in Kentucky.  
The ACT is a curriculum-based examination that matches well with the education standards in Kentucky. Taking the ACT tests can provide helpful information for all students, not just those who are planning to attend college. Taking the ACT can give every student a measure of his or her academic strengths and weaknesses. You can use your results to recognize your academic strengths and areas where you need to improve, whether you intend to go to college or enter the workplace after high school.  
If you are not considering college now, you may decide to make college part of your plans later. Your ACT results can help you begin the career exploration and planning process. It is likely that nearly everyone who graduates from high school will eventually have to continue their education to achieve their career or life goals. The ACT includes multiple-choice tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. The tests measure your educational development in those areas and are based on what you have learned—they are not aptitude or IQ tests.
Marion County High School will be administering the national ACT test sponsored by the State of Kentucky on Tuesday, March 4. The high school has encouraged the students to get a good night’s rest the night before and to arrive at the high school early on Tuesday.
Students need to bring pencils and calculators. This is a free ACT where the scores can be reported to colleges/technical schools for admissions and scholarships.