|Pattonville to pay for ACT for interested students next spring|
|Friday, September 29, 2017|
Earlier this school year, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced it would no longer pay for juniors in the state to take the ACT college entrance exam. In order to continue to assist its college-bound students, Pattonville will purchase one ACT test coupon for each junior, which can be applied when the student registers for a regularly scheduled ACT test in February, April or June 2018. Pattonville High School will distribute the coupons upon request to juniors. Details on how to access the coupons will be available from the high school at a later date.
For students who need to take the SAT, Pattonville will reimburse each student for the cost of the test upon receipt of the student's SAT test scores. Students who do not wish to take the ACT or SAT, will be strongly encouraged to take the ASVAB. There is no cost to the ASVAB. Pattonville is also considering the option of becoming an ACT WorkKeys site. WorkKeys has three basic tests (Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents) that a student must take to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate, a certification to verify foundational workplace skills.
In addition to supporting student needs, all of these tests will help Pattonville meet state requirements outlined as part of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) administered by DESE.