SALT LAKE CITY -- All juniors at Utah high schools will take the ACT or a similar exam under a new state requirement.
Gov. Gary Herbert gave the final go ahead on the measure Wednesday, signing the measure into law.
It requires juniors to take the test in order to graduate.
Lawmakers say the new exam will replace outdated standardized tests and better prepare students for college. They say the old tests do not challenge students enough.
But taking the new exams could be tricky for Utah charter students enrolled in online programs. The state has pledged to work with those charter schools so their students don't miss out on the exam.