Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, March 6, 2003
Students can take ACT assessment
College-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on April
12, the next nationwide test date. The registration postmark deadline is
March 7. Late registration postmark deadline is March 21 (an additional fee
is required for late registration).
ACT scores are accepted by virtually all colleges and universities in
the nation, including all Ivy League schools. The test fee is $25 ($28 in
Florida). Colleges use ACT scores, along with a student's high school GPA,
the type of college-prep courses taken and other information to help determine
admissions and the appropriate course placement for new students.
The ACT Assessment is an achievement test in English, reading, math and
science. It measures what students have learned in high school, and the skills
required for success in college. It is not an aptitude test. Some students
find it more comfortable than an aptitude test because it reflects their
high school curriculum. The ACT was administered more than two million times
Important tips _ Students who have already taken the ACT can take it again
and try for a higher score. Juniors can use their scores to examine academic
weaknesses, take courses to correct those weaknesses and re-take the exam
as seniors. Students who take the exam more than once can report only their
highest composite score to prospective colleges if they choose.
For more information, including registration forms and test locations,
contact your local high school guidance counselor or register online on ACT's
website _ www.act.org. The website also has helpful information, sample
tests and the opportunity to order test prep materials.
Odessa College plans closings
Odessa College, the Sports Center and the Pecos Technical Training Center
will be closed for Spring Break March 10-14.
School will resume March 17.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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