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Solutions for College and Career Readiness
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ACT provides a variety of options to support student learning. These tools can assist students in improving scores on the ACT
as well as addressing needs at the elementary and middle school level.
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College and Career Readiness Day
Setting a Higher Standard to Increase Student Success
Affton High School in St. Louis, Missouri wanted to create a culture around college and career readiness and set a standard that all students who want a higher education have the academic skills to earn one. By dedicating a day to college and career readiness, they have had success.
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.
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.
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