Somerset will be site for ACT testingSomerset High School has been approved as a host site for ACT testing. Somerset’s first official ACT testing will be held on June 9.
By: Dave Newman, New Richmond News
Somerset High School has been approved as a host site for ACT testing.
Somerset’s first official ACT testing will be held on June 9. There will be 160 spots available in Somerset for students wanting to take the ACT test.
Trish Sheridan, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment for the school district, said there were several reasons why Somerset sought the opportunity to be an ACT test location.
Improving student achievement was one of the key initiatives in the school district’s new strategic plan, which includes improvement in the ACT scores. Sheridan said students have traditionally done better when taking the ACT tests in their home districts. Currently, River Falls and Osceola are the only schools in the area which host ACT testing.
“It’s quite a perk for our students,” Sheridan said.
To qualify as an ACT site, the school had to make several guarantees. They had to guarantee a certain number of available testing spaces and to have proctors available for the tests. Sheridan credited high school guidance counselors Jenna Evenson and Jeremy Kerg for spearheading the effort.
Registration is now open for students to sign up for the June 9 testing in Somerset. The registration period ends May 4.