(WTVM) - Eleventh graders in Alabama's public schools will be the first class to take advantage of a free ACT exam.
It's part of the state's new testing initiative, offering ACT generated exams starting in third grade to better track a student's learning trajectory.
These tests will replace the Alabama reading and math test - and the high school graduation exam. It's all part of the state's push for career and college readiness.
The state's assessment budget will cover the testing costs of $2.7 million.