School District Daryl Bazey President Jacob Jensen Vice President LeRoy Buck Clerk Amy Dueholm Treasurer Rick D. Palmer District Administrator Of Luck Brad Werner Jr/Sr High School Principal 810 Seventh Street South Ann M. Goldbach Elementary School Principal Luck, Wisconsin 54853 www.lucksd.k12.wi.us Phone 715-472-2152 Fax 715-472-2159 Kurt Stonesifer Director/CESA Rep Dear Parent/Guardian of 11th Grade Student: Another school year is underway! It’s amazing to me time flies. I hope the start of your child’s junior year has been great! There are a lot of things that happen junior year, and I want to make sure you are aware of what that involves. ACT (college entrance exam): There are big changes for the ACT in Wisconsin this year. There are two different ways to take the ACT. The first is the traditional way, which I will refer to as the National ACT. The second is brand new this year, which I will refer to as the WI State ACT. Please see back of letter for details and explanations: Purpose Required? Date(s) Cost National ACT Entrance exam utilized by 4 year universities. Subscores also accepted by technical colleges in lieu of placement tests (if high enough score in each area). Optional Sept. 13, 2014; Oct. 25, 2014; Dec. 13, 2014; Feb. 7, 2015; Apr. 18, 2015; Jun. 13, 2015 ACT No Writing: $38.00 ACT Plus Writing: $54.50 ACT approved test center – your choice English, Reading, Math, Science, Writing (optional) Registration www.actstudent.org Location Test areas WI State ACT Same as National ACT. Accepted by colleges and universities for admission.* New beginning 2014-15 school year: the ACT will be utilized as the required state assessment for all juniors in WI. Required for ALL juniors in WI March 3, 2015; Make up March 17, 2015 ACT Plus Writing only: FREE to all juniors on the March 3, 2015 (make-up March 17) date. Luck School District English, Reading, Math, Science, Writing TBD – will be managed at school * Accepted for admission if regular ACT is taken, or ACT with approved ACT accommodations (students with IEPs). Not approved for admission only if special state accommodations used (very rare, only for some students with IEPs). Work Keys (required, March 4, 2015/Make up March 18): In addition to the March 3rd date being required for all juniors in WI, the Work Keys Assessment is also required for all juniors to take and will be administered on March 4th. The Work Keys Assessment is unique in that it measures work place readiness and skills including Locating Information, Reading for Information, and Applied Mathematics. Luck School prepares lifelong learners and responsible citizens. School District Daryl Bazey President Jacob Jensen Vice President LeRoy Buck Clerk Amy Dueholm Treasurer Kurt Stonesifer Director/CESA Rep Rick D. Palmer District Administrator Of Luck Brad Werner Jr/Sr High School Principal 810 Seventh Street South Ann M. Goldbach Elementary School Principal Luck, Wisconsin 54853 www.lucksd.k12.wi.us Phone 715-472-2152 Fax 715-472-2159 State law requires that all 11th grade students in WI take the ACT and Work Keys. Therefore, it is REQUIRED for all juniors to attend school on March 3, 2015, AND March 4, 2015. Please plan vacations and appointments accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation as we go through these changes. I know this is a lot of information, but the junior year really sets the stage for after high school. We will be able to discuss things further as dates draw near. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I wish you all a great junior year! Sincerely, Rachel L. Berg Rachel Berg 7-12 School Counselor Luck School District Luck School prepares lifelong learners and responsible citizens.