by Brett Hoffman
Starting this year, sophomores and juniors will be required to take an accuplacer test to assess their readiness for college.
Most accuplacer tests are used by colleges to determine whether a student will get into a certain class. The accuplacer test take by MHS students however will give a diagnosis on how prepared a student is for college and ACTs/SATs.
Juniors who have a PSAT score lower than 46 and sophomores with a score lower than 42 will be required to take the test. Also, students in either grade who have failed an ECA multiple times will be required to take the accuplacer.
The accuplacer is now required by Indiana law to be issued to juniors and sophomores. The test will be taken between the last week of February and the first week of March.
Juniors will test during their English classes and sophomores will test during their history classes. Each test is 40 questions long and is untimed.
“We are excited for the data these tests will provide and how it will help us to meet the needs of our students,” Mr. Disney said.