Starting in fall 2017, ACT will provide support on the ACT test to US students who are English learners, including:
- Additional time on the test (not to exceed time-and-a-half)
- Use of an approved word-to-word bilingual glossary (containing no word definitions)
- Test instructions provided in the student’s native language (including Spanish and a limited number of other languages initially)
- Testing in a non-distracting environment (i.e., in a separate room)
False. The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities, including all Ivy League schools. In fact, a recent case study showed that taking the ACT gave 169 students at Morse High School access to $262,000 more in aid per year collectively than taking the SAT alone.
Look for the full case study to be released in the July edition.
Because Not All Students Plan on Going to College
The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®) provides students entering the workforce with proof that they possess the skills employers deem essential to workplace success. This helps improve employability and career outcomes. The NCRC is based on an individual’s performance on three WorkKeys skills assessments.