It’s not easy to achieve perfection on the ACT, but that’s exactly what one Robbinsdale Cooper High School student accomplished in December. Not only did Min-Hyung Choi receive a perfect 36 on the test, he didn’t even need to take it this early — and he’s only a sophomore. Inside Robbinsdale Cooper, roughly 1,700 teens make up the student body. But Min-Hyung stands out in the crowd.
The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
Minnesota retains its top spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking the state first among states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.
When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.
A Minneapolis high school senior has done something rare. William Ibele got a perfect score of 36 on his ACT test.
The man known for making fun of life’s mundane minutiae is coming to Minneapolis on Jan. 17. Tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld perform his stand-up routine at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre come January 2014, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.
Joey Prusak of Hopkins is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages. Prusak said while working the register on Sept. 10 he saw the blind man he was helping drop a $20 dollar bill. “The lady behind him picked it up really quickly,” Prusak said. “I had no time to say, ‘Sir, you dropped that.'”
ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.
In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.
Taking the ACT and SAT are rites of passage for many high school juniors and seniors. But there are so many options to help students score higher that it might be difficult to determine which is right for you.
Every high school student in Wisconsin would take the ACT college entrance exam during their junior year under a proposal announced Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.
A senior at Blaine High School has something to celebrate today. He got a near-perfect score on his college entrance exams.
Minnesota high school students scored above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing legislation that would give local law enforcement a new tool to help find missing children.