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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.

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Montana sees ACT score drop as more students take exam

Montana sees ACT score drop as more students take exam

Montana's score fell on the ACT college entrance exam this year, but that’s because for the first time every high school graduate took the test.

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Wyoming ACT scores improve slightly

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New results show that Wyoming students scored slightly higher overall on the ACT college entrance exam but remain below the national average.

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High school juniors take ACT for free

High school juniors take ACT for free

Every public high school junior in Billings — and across the state — took the ACT college entrance exam Wednesday free of charge.

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Wyoming ACT scores lower than national average, again

Wyoming ACT scores lower than national average, again

Students graduating from Wyoming high schools this year performed worse on average on the ACT than the graduating class before them, according to data released by the Department of Education last week.

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Wyoming ACT scores lower than 2012, national average

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The latest scores of Wyoming students on the ACT college entrance exam were lower than the previous year and also below the national average.

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Guest opinion: ACT for all will guide students toward careers

In recent years, 60 percent of Montana's graduating seniors took the ACT. The ACT measures the skills and knowledge in English, math, reading, and science that students have learned in school and need to know in order to be ready for first-year college courses. On Tuesday, every public schoo…

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Wyoming ACT scores show mixed results

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming students scored lower than the national average on the most recent ACT college entrance exam.

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Gazette opinion: ACT for all - Let's weigh costs, benefits of test

Tuesday was an unusual day at Billings Senior High. Virtually every junior spent the morning on the school’s third floor taking the ACT Plus Writing college entrance exam. Those 319 juniors were among about 3,100 at 51 Montana schools taking the exam at the same time in a pilot project desig…

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ACT: 18 percent of Wyoming grads ready for college

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Fewer than one in five of this year's Wyoming high school graduates are considered fully ready for college, according to the results of the ACT college entrance exam.

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ACT and SAT tests: Practice for free

ACT and SAT tests: Practice for free

(SAF) - With the next round of ACT and SAT test dates swiftly approaching, many Montana students are looking for ways to prepare themselves.

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Guest opinion: Let's ensure students' college, career readiness

The national public-education theme of having high school graduates ready for college or career is a recurring one. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau most recently stated, “The goal is to have all students graduate “college- and/or career-ready.”

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Scores on ACT lagging in state

CASPER — Wyoming students scored lower on average than the rest of the nation on the ACT test for the second year in a row, according to reports released Wednesday.

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Billings ACT scores higher than Montana, national averages

Billings high schoolers scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam last year than their counterparts in other parts of Montana.

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17% of Wyoming students ready for college

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's average score on the ACT college entrance exam didn't improve this year and remains below the national average.

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Montana ACT scores above national average

HELENA - Montana education officials report that the state's 2009 graduating class earned an average composite score of 22 on the ACT exam, compared to the national composite score of 21.1.

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Letter: Rebuilding middle class can't be done with meddling

Folks seem to think the Employee Free Choice Act will "stimulate the economy" and "rebuild the middle class." All EFCA does is solicit more involvement from entities that have no understanding how to run a small business. We don't need government or a membership group to tell us how to. We a…

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Campaign seeks to attract film production

GREAT FALLS - The Montana Department of Commerce Film Office has launched a new campaign to attract more film production to the state.

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Campaign seeks to attract film production to state

GREAT FALLS - The Montana Department of Commerce Film Office has launched a new campaign to attract more film production to the state.

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