NISD to Offer ACT Test for Eleventh Graders
As part of its vision to prepare all students for their futures, NISD is offering an exciting opportunity for all eleventh grade students. On April 28, junior students at Byron Nelson and Northwest high schools will take the ACT test at their campus at no cost. Earlier this fall, NISD offered the test at no cost for all seniors at Byron Nelson and Northwest high schools as well as all seniors and juniors at Steele Accelerated High School.
“In Northwest ISD, graduating college ready and future ready is a priority,” said Rob Thornell, Ed.D., the district’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “Offering the ACT to more than 1,200 juniors is one of the first steps in preparing these students for their futures.”
Northwest ISD is one of the only districts in North Texas that offers the ACT to the entire junior class. The school district’s vision is to be the best and most sought-after school district in the state of Texas where every student is future ready: ready for college, ready for the global workplace and ready for personal success. Offering the ACT test to every eleventh grader will ensure all students graduating in the class of 2016 will have an opportunity to take the test.
The ACT test consists of four multiple choice tests: English, mathematics, reading and science. There is also one writing test. The ACT test is accepted at all universities in the United States. Strong scores on the ACT serve to exempt students from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements at Texas colleges and universities.
The district has provided information about the difference between the ACT test and the SAT test, tips for taking the test and more on the following website: www.nisdtx.org/act. Students are encouraged to contact their campus counselor for information about registration.