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Missouri will no longer offer free ACT testing to high school juniors

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Starting next year, Missouri will eliminate free testing for public high school juniors to take the ACT.

The state will no longer pay for the tests due to Governor Eric Greitens’ $4 million dollar cuts in assessment funding.

The percentage of public school graduating seniors who took the test increased from almost 70 percent to nearly 92 percent, with free testing.

Offering the test for free is considered valuable because it can encourage more students to apply for college.

The ACT costs $62.50 per test, including the writing component.

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