ACT College Entrance Exam for all Juniors

April 02, 2019
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Stillwater Area High School will be administering the ACT college entrance exam to all juniors and qualifying seniors on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 as part of a career and college planning initiative. All Minnesota schools offer the ACT each spring for students in grades 11 and students in grade 12 who did not take the ACT in school the previous year. This provides all students an opportunity to participate in a nationally recognized college entrance exam on a school day. 
Students are not required to achieve a specified score on this assessment in order to graduate. The ACT is provided at no cost to the student/family at the April 2 testing. This is a savings of $62.50 per student, a clear value for students and families. Only juniors and seniors who did not take the ACT during the in-school administration may take the test at SAHS on April 2. There is no need to sign up. All juniors are scheduled to take the ACT on April 2 unless an opt-out form is completed and submitted to the Gray Pony Center. The opt-out form can be found here.
The ACT is the most commonly taken standardized college entrance exam in Minnesota. More than 1.6 million students take the ACT nationwide each year.  Minnesota students were National leaders once again on ACT college entrance exam scores in 2018, with an average score of 21.3, compared to the national average of 20.8. Minnesota students earned the top national ranking among states where at least 89% of students take the test. Follow these links for more information on the ACT test or for information specific to Minnesota performance. Your student's school counselor is a resource as well.