November 10, 2009
Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:
The American College Testing program (ACT) administers an eighth grade test called EXPLORE. This comprehensive test will provide information about your child’s current level of preparation in English, mathematics, reading, and science. It will also provide information about your child’s interests, needs, and plans for the future. The test will assist students in developing a high school course work plan that prepares them to achieve their post high school ambitions.
All eighth grade students in Springfield Public Schools District 186 will take this test November 12-25. The results will be given to parents on February 18, during Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Please share the information in the brochure, “Why take EXPLORE?” with your child and encourage him/her to do their best on this important assessment.
If you would like to learn more about EXPLORE, check out www.explorestudent.org.