K-12 Educators and Administrators
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 Online Prep
An online resource to help students prepare to take the ACT test, featuring real questions from previous tests.
College and Career Readiness Day:
Setting a Higher Standard for Your District
How one high school achieved success by establishing their own College and Career Readiness Day.
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.
Timely resources for K-12 counselors
Links to updated tools and resources made available to you before you need them!
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.
K-12 Professional Development
ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops
Set Your Students Up for Success
Learn how to use ACT assessments and data.
Better Preparation for Success
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.
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.