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ACT Academy™ is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help students master the skills they need to improve their ACT scores and succeed in college and career.

ACT Academy provides students with a personalized study plan based on their scores from the ACT® test, PreACT®, or official ACT practice tests through video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games and other materials targeted to their academic needs.

ACT Academy features:

  • Personalized resources
  • Accessible anytime/anywhere a user has an internet connection
  • Both a full length test option as well as test sections
  • Educational games to drive mastery of content

 

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Personalized learning resources targeted to help students improve their academic skills and better prepare for success.

ACT Academy FAQs
 

Q: What features and benefits seem to resonate best with students?
A: ACT Academy is "efficient" for students.  Given the competency based approach, students don't spend time relearning content that have already shown mastery in and, instead, are able to focus on filling gaps in knowledge. Therefore, their test prep is streamlined, focused, and targeted.

Q: What features and benefits seem to resonate best with educators?
A: ACT Academy will provide students with personalized resources as a result of diagnostic assessments. ACT Academy focuses on building student skills and foundational knowledge, as opposed to helping students to only prepare for an exam.

Q: Will ACT Academy be full of advertisements?
A: No, there will not be advertisements.  Students may see logos of partner content, but no advertisements.

Q: What does ACT Academy cost?
A: ACT Academy will be free to all users.

Q: Are there any privacy concerns with students using ACT Academy?
A: Students/children are not required to share any personal information. The information that is required from students is a random user name created by the student, teacher or parent. No student information is shared out with third parties and students create a unique login and password to the platform that remains encrypted.  Any usage or data being tracked by ACT Academy to measure efficacy is done so by generating a random ID for the student and does not retain any student identities. Students can even opt out of providing their name. No information besides their login credentials, name, and school are ever asked. OpenEd.com/privacy

Q: What is the recommendation around how much time a student should spend in ACT Academy in order to be ready for the ACT test?
A: The amount of time will vary dependent upon the gaps identified when students take the diagnostic sections or full length test.

Q: How long does it take to do a section?
A: While results vary and user testing will determine a more detailed response, the students have the option of taking a section or a full length ACT test.  There are 4 sections, that will take approximately 40 minutes each to complete and the full length test will take approximately 160 minutes.

Q: Is ACT Academy available in multiple languages?  
A: At this point in time, ACT Academy is only available in English
Note: We will investigate the use of inline translation tools in the future.

Q: What are the technology requirements for ACT Academy?
A: Browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera

  • ACT Academy will automatically adapt to be compatible with most screen resolutions
  • Pop-up blocker: Pop-up blocker does not need to be disabled because the majority of videos are embedded in ACT Academy

Q: Does the student need to upload their scores manually or will it automatically upload from the last time they took the ACT whether it is on a national test date or on a school sponsored test date?
A: Students who have previously taken the ACT or PreACT will need to enter their scores.  It is best to have their score report handy to fill in their scores manually.