A new partnership between the Texas Education Agency and the company that produces the ACT achievement test means Texas kids now can take the test for free.
In fact, Texas eighth-through-twelfth graders may take all three tests produced by the company —the EXPLORE, the PLAN, or the ACT — at no cost.
Students may be enrolled in a public or charter school to participate in the program, says Katie Wacker, a representative of ACT, Inc.
Current high school juniors who plan to take the ACT next month may request a state voucher to register for the exam. Those who took the ACT last month may request a fee refund.
For more information, log on to www.act.org.