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Board of Education hears about
increased ACT efforts

Richmond County Daily Journal(NC), by Laura Edington

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Posted By:Rakasha, 2/6/2013 7:57:36 AM

The Richmond County Board of Education heard about efforts to increase students ACT scores at its February meeting Tuesday night. American College Testing, also known as the ACT, is a college admissions exam that tests students in English, math, science and reading. Richmond County School Superintendent George Norris said that they are now giving the test to every junior. In past years, the ACT test was only taken by students who wanted to go to college.(snip)...they were unhappy with the test scores from last year, so they are putting more focus on preparing the students for the test to “improve

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The ACT is becoming the test for the soon-to-be federalized Common Core Curriculum Standards. Whether or not they intend to go to college, every student will now have a record of their abilities, as measured by the ACT, on file with the government.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 2/6/2013 8:34:54 AM     (No. 9161260)

Increase ACT scores? Maybe they could use those big expensive buildings with teachers inside and yellow buses outside called SCHOOLS.

Of course, the curriculum would have to be massively overhauled from Why Your Daddy Is A Capitalist Pig, Mommy Is A Polluter and Why Trannies Make The Best Soccer Coaches to more mundane things like arithmetic and grammar but perhaps the Board will stumble into the correct path.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 2/6/2013 7:46:51 PM     (No. 9162598)

Teaching the three Rs might help.

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