college entrance exam en With Mandate, Thousands More Take College Entrance Exam <p>11,000 more students who graduated from Louisiana public high schools this year took the ACT, compared to the class of 2012.</p><p>About a third of those did well enough to enter college without having to take remedial courses and well enough to get TOPS tuition scholarships.</p><p>Sen. Conrad Appel, who supported a policy mandating the ACT, said Wednesday it will lead to opportunities for better employment and help break the cycle of poverty.</p><p>“3,600 kids in Louisiana for the first time recognize that the only obstacle to their success was in their own head," he said.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:01:37 +0000 Amy Jeffries 13509 at