Resources for K-12 ELL Educators
Join schools from across the U.S. in making a difference for our underrepresented students.
ACT Test Accommodations
+50% Time Extension
Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionary
Directions in 12 Languages
"We're off to a good start. The extended time is definitely helping students. The use of the dictionary and things of that sort are also great aids for the students."
Palm Beach County Schools
Learn Best Practices
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Center for Equity in Learning
ACT's Center for Equity in Learning (CEL) focuses on closing gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement for underserved populations and working learners by furthering ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success.
Resources for hosting your own ESOL Parents Night, including emails, social media, and a presentation.
A Growing Population of English Language Learners
Across the United States, more than 4.7 million K-12 students are English language learners (ELL).
The Readiness Gap
Too often, a lack of language familiarity interferes with students' ability to show what they know. Findings in one ACT research study show that ELL students were far more likely to be well below the academic level that predicts college readiness.