Skip to main content

BDHS Students Prepare for the ACT

Mar 03, 2016 10:29AM ● Published by Jim

BDHS Juniors prep for the ACT with social studies teacher Matt Ziebarth

By: Beaver Dam Unified School District - Beaver Dam, WI

The year 2016 marks the second time that all juniors across Wisconsin will partake in two rigorous days of ACT testing. On March 1st, juniors took the ACT college-readiness exam. The following day, students took the ACT WorkKeys exam, which helps to measure career readiness. Students at Beaver Dam High School started some of the preparations for this exam as early as the fall when juniors began taking practice tests in the various content areas on the ACT such as math, reading, science, English, and writing. Earlier this month, all juniors had the opportunity to participate in prep courses on each of the tested subject areas. More than 70 students have participated in the additional ACT prep opportunities that are setting the students up for success on the ACT.

The ACT is a well-known test as most students planning to go onto college will take this test, some several times hoping to get the best possible score for college acceptance and scholarships. The ACT WorkKeys, on the other hand, is not as widely recognized. This test is often used by employers to help find employees with the skills needed to develop and retain a high-quality workforce. The WorkKeys assessment will test students in applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information. This test will lend the opportunity for students to earn one of four different National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC), which they can provide to potential employers to demonstrate their skill potential.

You can find additional information about the ACT or ACT WorkKeys testing at BDHS on the following school website: http://www.bdusd.org/schools/high/parents/statetesting.cfm

Today, Community beaver dam unified school district School News
  • Tour de Marsh

    02/24/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Rootz: Afro-Caribbean Dance Team

    02/24/2018
    10:30AM — 11:00AM

    Come to the Museum for an event celebrating the sounds and dances of Africa and the Caribbean. Ro...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/25/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/26/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • WIRED Double Days

    02/26/2018
    07:00AM — 09:00PM

    WIRED Study Club is for 7th-12th grade students. READ, STUDY or DO HOMEWORK @ The Open Door Coffe...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/27/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Storytime

    02/27/2018
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Tuesday Mornings at 10:30am, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to join us as we read stories,...


  • Benvenuto's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    02/27/2018
    10:45AM — 11:45AM

    Benvenuto's Italian Grill is a Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant! We are inviting YOU to co...


  • Benvenuto's Dine Out Day

    02/27/2018
    11:00AM — 10:00PM

    You know you're going to be hungry, maybe even HANGRY at some point tomorrow! Stop in at Benvenu...


  • Purpose Workshop

    02/27/2018
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Mom's Unite Evening Meet Up

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Tour de Marsh

    02/28/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Morning Meet Up

    02/28/2018
    08:30AM — 09:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Morning Knitting

    02/28/2018
    09:30AM — 10:30AM

    Knitters are welcome to join our weekly morning group. Beginning at 9:30am each Wednesday.


  • Sportsman's Expo & Gun Show

    02/28/2018
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Bayside Supper Club, W9231 County Highway G, Beaver Dam, WI just we...


  • Tour de Marsh

    03/01/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Leadership Luncheon

    03/01/2018
    12:00PM — 12:45PM

    Recruiting for Multi-Generations Wouldn’t it be great if you could hire people that were a per...


  • Evening Knitting

    03/01/2018
    05:30PM — 08:00PM

    Knitters are welcome to join our weekly evening group. Meeting from 5:30 to 8:00pm each Thursday ...


  • Magic the Gathering

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Teens and young adults are welcome to join our weekly group of gamers as they play the card and r...


  • Tour de Marsh

    03/02/2018
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Free Movie: Coco

    03/02/2018
    03:30PM — 04:30PM

    We'll be showing the movie Coco beginning at 3:30 pm.


  • Benvenuto's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    02/27/2018
    10:45AM — 11:45AM

    Benvenuto's Italian Grill is a Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurant! We are inviting YOU to co...


  • Sportsman's Expo & Gun Show

    02/28/2018
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Bayside Supper Club, W9231 County Highway G, Beaver Dam, WI just we...


  • Leadership Luncheon

    03/01/2018
    12:00PM — 12:45PM

    Recruiting for Multi-Generations Wouldn’t it be great if you could hire people that were a per...


  • Senior Movie Matinee

    03/07/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Introducing something new for our WISER friends (60 yrs +)! Every 1st Wednesday of every month, w...


  • Senior Movie Matinee

    04/04/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Introducing something new for our WISER friends (60 yrs +)! Every 1st Wednesday of every month, w...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes