8th grade students are taking the EXPLORE test this week. It is a series of tests made by ACT and they will also take another EXPLORE in their freshman year of high school. The purpose of this assessment is to help plan courses in high school and to help with choosing careers.
Students begin with the Interest Inventory which helps them narrow down their interests in various careers and it also has a Needs Assessment portion where students can alert their high school guidance counselor about areas in which they need help (writing, studying, the world of work).
All students must be tested for the tests to by returned by Friday, May 4.
In honor of Black History Month, students will have the opportunity to respond to a daily question that focuses on the importance of Black History.
Question for 3/1: Which 1964 act declared that people must be treated fairly, no matter the color of their skin?
Answer: Civil Rights Act: On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Those gathered behind President Johnson at the bill signing included civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and future District of Columbia Delegate Walter Fauntroy. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation, prohibiting segregation in public accommodations, facilities, and schools, and outlawing discrimination in federally funded projects.
The Illinois State Board of Education website has much to offer students and parents. You can find information on student assessment, resources for students and parents, learning standards, and much more.
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