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51 public schools in Montana are getting the chance to pilot a free ACT test for high school juniors for the 2013 school year.

The Office of Public Instruction announced today 3,100 juniors will have the opportunity to take the test to prepare for their senior year. Access for the free ACT comes from a partnership with Graduation Matters and a Gear Up Grant worth $28 million over seven years.

Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction, says they are still in the beginning stages but there are intentions to implement the free test to all schools statewide.

Juneau says, "So this year’s a pilot and we have about a third of our high schools participating this year so we'll be able to figure out and work out all the kinks and you know figure out how we can move this forward next year."

Juneau says offering the test for free will help students understand what they may be lacking before the pivotal transition to college.


Story by Drew Steele, Beartooth NBC.
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