Every junior in Akron is taking the ACT college entrance exam today, free of charge, thanks to one-time federal Race to the Top money. Board president Jason Haas mentioned the tests at the school board meeting Monday night..The basic fee to take the ACT is $34. Haas said this year may be a one-time offer to provide the test free of charge.
This is also the week that students take the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAAs), which will determine state report cards for buildings and districts. Here's a video after the jump produced by Akron Public Schools of the STEM Middle School getting pumped for the tests: