Free ACT retake to be available to students in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear announced a free ACT retake day for Kentucky public school students during the Team Kentucky update on Thursday.

Beshear stated that incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have taken the ACT will be eligible to take the test for free a second time during a statewide ACT retake day in the fall of 2022.

The announcement follows national data showing students are more likely to raise their score by retaking the test a second time, according to a release by Beshear’s office.

“For so many Kentucky students, the cost of this test is significant. Now everybody is going to have the opportunity to take this thing at least twice to do their very best to set themselves up for the best future possible,” said Beshear. “This is an education-first administration, and when this was proposed to us, it was a no-brainer.”

The date of the free retake day is to be determined by the Kentucky Department of Education in the fall of 2022.

More information on the date and locations will be provided to local school districts in the coming months.