Saturday, May 7, 2011

New supplier for high school tests is good bet

The Kentucky Department of Education has announced that ACT, Incorporated, the creator of the ACT college entrance tests, will supply new high school end of course exams in English II, Algebra II, Biology and U.S. History for all public schools in Kentucky.

ACT, Inc. already supplies the EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT tests for all Kentucky eighth, tenth and eleventh grade students. These three, coordinated assessments check student progress on getting educations for college and careers.

The selection of ACT for the four new end of course assessments should insure a high degree of linkage between those courses and what students need to learn in them to be ready for college and careers, as well.

ACT, Incorporated has an extensive track record in developing tests that measure what is important. Aside from the ACT, which checks on preparation for college, ACT also creates the Work Keys assessments for business and industry, which tests for skills needed in non-college careers. This unique expertise in both higher education and business needs positions ACT to provide superior products to Kentucky.

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