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Wed July 16, 2014

Nevada Chooses ACT Test For All High School Juniors

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High school juniors in Nevada will have a new required exam next year. The Nevada State Board of Education recently unanimously approved a plan to administer the ACT exams to all 35,000 high school juniors beginning in April.

School officials say while the test is mandatory it will not affect whether a student graduates. Instead it gives juniors a free exam that is required to apply to many colleges.

The Education Department has a $2 million budget to spend on the test. The cost to administer the exam will be split between the Education Department and the state's 17 school districts.

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Allison Serafin, vice president of the Nevada State Board of Education

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