Mesa Unified School District juniors will get to take a free ACT entrance exam Wednesday.
The tests – which cost about $31 each – are being provided by a $250,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation. The ACT is accepted at many colleges nationwide as an admission exam.
Rep. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, wants to double the number of Arizona students taking the ACT. He believes the data may help students prepare for college. Mesa is participating in the project with seven other districts, for a total of 4,000 juniors taking the exam.