Tuesday, February 27, 2018 is the day that all grade 11 students in the state of Wisconsin will take the ACT. This will be a "JUNIORS ONLY" day. Juniors will be served a pancake breakfast starting at 7:45 AM on the 27th.
Transportation will be provided similarly to an early release school day. Juniors will be released upon completion of the test at 1:00 pm unless they are receiving extended time accommodations. We will run abbreviated bus routes at that time. A light lunch will be provided before they leave.
There will be no school for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors on February 27, 2018.
On this day all 11th grade students will have the opportunity to show their academic learning and growth when they take the ACT. This test provides a measurement of college and career readiness in English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Scores from this test may be reported to colleges to support student applications for admission. The ACT is a state-mandated test that all students are required to take. Whole school scores are reported to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and calculated into the state school report cards.
There are a number of reasons to take the ACT, including keeping college options open, winning scholarships, and even appealing to potential employers. If you're going to take the ACT for any of these reasons, make sure you spend some time preparing. Your level of comfort will be much higher if you prepare ahead of time—and, most likely, your results will be better, too.
The state of Wisconsin requires a second test for juniors. Called the Work Keys, it assess students' career readiness. La Follette juniors will take the Work Keys on the morning of February 28, and then they will attend their afternoon classes. 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will all have a regular school day on the 28th. Please contact Brittany McKennie at 204-3557 or Beth Steffen at 204-3610 with questions.