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K-12 Educators and Administrators

Track students' progress and prepare them for success through high school and beyond.

ACT is Your Partner in Achieving Student Success

"ACT programs offer a three-prong assessment approach, providing relevant information that informs decision making at the individual, school, and district levels.”- Mike, Director of Curriculum

K-12 Solutions for College and Career Readiness

ACT Aspire

Computer-based assessment connecting student progress from elementary through high school.

ACT Tessera

Measure, evaluate, and remediate 6-12th grade students’ social and emotional learning skills.


Provides 10th-graders the opportunity to practice for the ACT® test with a shortened version of the test.


Provides you with the data necessary to position students for success after high school.

ACT Online Prep

An online resource to help students prepare to take the ACT test, featuring real questions from previous tests.

ACT Workkeys

System of assessments, curriculum, and skill profiles that build and measure essential workplace skills.

Resources to Help You Serve K-12 Students

English Language Learners

Support for English Language Learners

ACT provides support on the ACT® test to U.S. students who are English learners to help ensure that the ACT scores earned by English learners accurately reflect what they have learned in school.

Counselor Toolkits

Timely resources for K-12 counselors

Links to updated tools and resources made available to you before you need them!

Underserved Students

Helping Underrepresented Students Aim Higher

Most “underrepresented” students (minority, low income, first generation) who want to continue their education after high school, but those students face many barriers. The key might be holding those students to higher standards. 


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K-12 Professional Development

ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops

Set Your Students Up for Success

Learn how to use ACT assessments and data.

Considering the Whole Student:

Better Preparation for Success

In this free, recorded webinar, learn about a new educational model that better prepares students for college and career success.

K-12 Solutions for States

Why Statewide Testing?

Adopting all or some ACT assessments on a statewide basis provides significant advantages for educational and career planning, assessment, instructional support, and evaluation.

The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2017

Highlights From This Year’s Report

  • More than 2 million US high school graduates (2,030,038) took the ACT test. That’s 60% of the entire US graduating class.
  • Among 2017 graduates, 39 percent met the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in at least three of the four core subject areas tested (English, math, reading, and science).
  • Underserved students (defined as students who are minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students), represent 46% of the 2017 ACT graduating class. 
  • The national average ACT composite score for the 2017 graduating class rose to 21.0 on a 1 to 36 scale, returning to 2014 and 2015 levels after dropping to 20.8 last year.

Related Research

The Condition of STEM 2016

ACT research shows that students with an interest in STEM show higher levels of college readiness than ACT-tested students as a whole.

The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2016

A detailed look at the attainment of college and career readiness by the graduating class of 2016, with discussion of factors,  implications, and recommendations.

The Condition of Future Educators 2015

In this report, ACT looks specifically at students expressing an interest in education as a profession and finds that interest is declining at an alarming rate.

Join the Share Your Road Community

A Special Partnership of the ACT Center for Equity in Learning

ACT invites you to share your road to college and into a successful career. By sharing your journey, you provide encouragement and inspiration that can help pave the road for those who follow.

ACT Voice - Make Your Voice Heard

Join ACT Voice®, a free research panel. Participate in future market research studies. Share your opinions about ACT products and services or about your industry. Some studies offer compensation for participation.

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