State announces new ACT testing date and makeup date for Kentucky students

jmadden@herald-leader.comMarch 7, 2014 

Kentucky high school juniors who missed taking the state-administered ACT exam Tuesday are getting two more chances.

Students may now take the test March 18, with a makeup day scheduled for April 15, according to a Kentucky Department of Education media release.

Originally, students were scheduled to take the ACT March 4, with a makeup date of March 18, but many Kentucky schools were closed Tuesday because of winter weather.

About 2,500 Fayette County juniors are expected to take the ACT.

The state education department began negotiating with ACT Inc. on new test dates several weeks ago because of the high number of snow days school districts have taken this winter. The testing company restricts testing dates as a means of controlling test security, the release said.

Legislation mandated that starting in 2008, all of Kentucky's public high school juniors take the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science. The cost of the exam is paid for with state funds, the release said.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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