There are attempts in some quarters to downplay the importance of the ACT college entrance test. In the process, Kentucky students may be getting the wrong message. The facts are, at least in Kentucky’s public universities, this downplay-the-ACT effort isn’t persuading any college admissions people. In fact, as this article points out, kids will have to do even better on the ACT in the future to avoid non-credit remedial courses.
So, it is a really good idea for kids to take the ‘pre-ACT’ tests called EXPLORE and PLAN in the eighth and tenth grade so they won’t get a nasty surprise when college enrollment comes around.