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ACT Is Going Digital

By: Nick Starling Email
By: Nick Starling Email

"Trying to meet students in a world where they are already living."

-Ed Colby, Director of Public Relations for the ACT

The ACT college entry test will undergo a few changes in 2015. Students will have the option to take the test online. This will only include students who are enrolled in a high school that already offers ACT tests during the school day.

“This is going to provide flexibility that currently doesn't exist with the current static paper version of the ACT,” said ACT prep counselor John Baylor. Well it's not surprising the ACT is going to take advantage of online technology and software and offer an online version of the test itself. This is going to provide flexibility that currently doesn't exist with the static paper version of the ACT.

The tests will be in a controlled environment insides classrooms with teachers monitoring the sessions. And with the test being online, concerns over cheating and security arise.

“It's not clear to me though that the opportunity to cheat is greater when you're working on online than it might be when you're working with paper,” said Baylor.

“We're working hard at any possible cheating type situation to prevent anything like that from happening,” said Director of Public Relations for the ACT test Ed Colby.

Currently there are only nine high schools in Nebraska that could have this option.

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