Make Your Students Unstoppable with ACT CollegeReady
ACT® CollegeReady™ is a student success tool that identifies knowledge and skill gaps in math and English and creates a personalized learning path that empowers students to address their individual academic needs.
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Benefits for Learners
- Increased preparedness: Learners have an easy-to-use online platform to guide their preparation for success in college-level math and English.
- Accelerated learning: Learners gain access to a personalized study path, enabling them to accelerate their progress by focusing on their areas for development.
- Cost savings: Learners can avoid—or dramatically reduce—the need for traditional remediation through non-credit developmental courses, saving time and money.
- Expanded knowledge base: Learners can choose to utilize CollegeReady as a resource and learning aid throughout their educational journey.
- Student-centered: Learners receive real-time feedback about what they already know, what they need to review, and what they need to learn to become college-ready. This feedback is particularly helpful for adult learners, who are juggling multiple priorities and need to maximize their study time.
Benefits for Institutions
- Engagement with students: Institutions engage early with learners by providing them access to CollegeReady so they can prepare prior to registration.
- Reporting dashboards: Administrators and educators gain access to detailed student reporting dashboards that reveal an individual student’s needs.
- Improved placement outcomes: Colleges can improve placement outcomes and positively impact retention rates given improved levels of student preparation.
- Unlimited access: In addition to preparing students for credit-level coursework prior to registration, CollegeReady can be used as a resource by both students and educators during the one-year subscription period.
Use ACT CollegeReady
- As your primary student readiness and placement solution—to help learners prepare for college and potentially avoid costly and time-consuming developmental education.
- To help learners improve their placement.
- As an outreach tool, to support readiness.
- As part of summer “boot camps” for new students.
- As an ongoing student support tool.
How ACT CollegeReady Works
- Assessment - Incoming students take an initial knowledge inventory through the platform that tells them—and your institution—if they are ready for college-level math and English.
- Placement - Learners who receive a high score can be placed directly into college-level coursework.
- Development - Those who need to improve their readiness use CollegeReady to help them achieve that goal prior to registration by utilizing the personalized learning path CollegeReady creates for them.
- Reporting - Institutions receive actionable data with real-time information on student progress.
- Continued Improvement - CollegeReady can continue to support students’ skill improvement throughout college, while providing educators valuable insights on student progress.
ACT CollegeReady: A Better Solution for Student Success
|High-stakes placement exams||Low-stakes inventory plus personalized study path|
|One-time assessment||Unlimited use of improvement and evaluation tools to develop knowledge and skills|
|Focus on placement||Emphasis shifted to readiness, improvement, retention, and completion|
|For learners: an additional "gate" or barrier to higher education||For learners: a tool to help assess status, bridge gaps, increase college readiness, and achieve success. For adult learners: an efficient way to learn and progress using real-time feedback|
|For institutions: a test to determine prospective students' needs for development/remediation||For institutions: a solution that reduces the percentage of students requiring remediation from the start|
Implementing ACT CollegeReady to Promote Students' Preparation for College-Level Math
At Jacksonville State University, CollegeReady is helping students bolster their math preparation and be successful going directly into college-level courses.