LA VERGNE - Students nervous about taking the ACT test are being given the opportunity to practice this weekend at the La Vergne Public Library.
Offered at no charge, up to 50 students will be taking an ACT practice test from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, Oct. 20.
According to ACT.org, the test is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.
Frequently, college academic scholarships are based on a combination of a high ACT test score and the student’s grade point average. Some colleges and universities offer automatic scholarships based solely on those criteria.
“A large number of our patrons are students, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this free service to them,” said Teresa Wilberscheid, director of the La Vergne Public Library. “We are not having other special library programs on Saturday morning because we want to make sure the environment is free of distractions and favorable for taking this important practice test.”
Students should bring their own pencils and calculators for the test.
Seating is limited, but students may sign up in advance by contacting Carol Smallwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.