ACT Test Prep
All of the 11th grade students in the State of Utah will have the opportunity to take the ACT exam this year. The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) recently announced that all of the Local Education Agencies (LEA) will be offering an online ACT prep program that will help students prepare for the upcoming ACT test. The ACT test prep program that has been selected by USOE is called Shmoop. Shmoop content is written by Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkley and other top universities. Shmoop has the ability to provide test prep content in all areas on the ACT. It also has the ability to offer full length practice exams. The results from these exams will allow students and teachers to quickly assess the student’s weaknesses and assign extra drills or review sessions. The students in the Garfield School District should have the opportunity to utilize Shmoop in November. Students who utilize the Shmoop program should see increases in their ACT scores. There is no charge to the student to access the program. All expenses associated with Shmoop will be paid by the Utah State Office of Education. For additional information contact your local High School Principal.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton