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BAHS juniors to take the ACT at no cost March 21

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For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma State Department of Education will be providing all public high school juniors with the opportunity to take a College and Career Readiness Exam at no cost. Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is pleased to participate in this program, and the ACT will be administered to all Broken Arrow juniors (11 graders) during the school day on Tuesday, March 21.  

This initiative serves as an important opportunity for future student success. The ACT assessment helps teachers and families determine a student’s academic readiness for post-secondary placement. Scores in English, mathematics, reading and science are important indicators of a student’s preparedness to take those next steps after high school graduation, whether that step is college, a career or the military.

“We are extremely grateful to the state of Oklahoma for providing the ACT exam to our juniors again this year,” said Tony Sappington, junior principal at Broken Arrow High School (BAHS). “Experiencing the ACT is an important opportunity for all students. We welcome the opportunity to use a highly-regarded and widely-used measure of college and career readiness to provide all kids with access to a better future.”

Juniors do not need to register or do anything to take the test other than show up. They will receive a schedule closer to the test date. On test day, students will need to bring their BAHS-issued photo ID and two No. 2 pencils to the exam on March 21. If they choose to use a calculator, a list of ACT-approved calculators can be found at http://www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html. Students will receive Parent-Student Guides with information on practice and test tips. For more information on this test, please contact the high school at 918-259-4310.

Test Taking Tips

BAPS is pleased to announce that BAHS students in grades 10-12 will have access to free ACT test prep resources through Naviance, the district's online post-high school planning portal. Students and parents can access the ACT test prep, as well as additional resources, through their Naviance account at www.baschools.org/beyondba.  

View more ACT study tips from the Oklahoma State Department and the ACTstudent.org