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Alaska

The goal of the Alaska ACT Council to develop and facilitate strategies aimed at improving the educational outcomes of Alaska students and aligning educational policies and practices with community and workforce needs.

The Council supports the Alaska Postsecondary Access and Completion Network (Alaska CAN!) goal of achieving “65 by 2025.” This initiative refers to the need to increase the percentage of working-age Alaskans who hold postsecondary credentials – from apprenticeship or certificate completion to advanced degrees – to 65% by the year 2025.

Learn more about the Alaska ACT Council and free ACT resources by downloading the Council interest page.

Colorado

The Colorado ACT Council fosters partnerships with secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, community  organizations, and employers to identify an awareness of policies, research, and best practices related to academic and workforce readiness/success factors. These factors include skills, career paths, and credentials for students in Colorado.

Learn more about the Colorado ACT Council and free ACT resources by downloading the Council interest page.

Join us at the Colorado College & Career Readiness Conference!

  • Registration and presenters: Coming soon
  • Theme: Paving Pathways for Colorado Students
  • Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Location: Embassy Suites Downtown Denver
  • Special guests:
    • Join Career Council, Inc., event sponsor, for a “reverse” college fair during the conference! Learn valuable information about from colleges and universities in the state, region, and nationally. Check out this video to see what to expect.

Idaho

The goal of the Idaho ACT Council is to create a positive impact and difference in people’s lives. The Council strives to continually strengthen the Idaho ACT State Organization with ACT’s wealth of data and robust asset library. The Council strives to assist and influence educational policy and procedure, best practices, current issues, and workplace strategies. The Council works together with state and local partners to prepare all students for college and career success.

Learn more about the Idaho ACT Council and free ACT resources by downloading the Council interest page.

Kansas

Join us at the Kansas ACT State Organization Conference!

  • Registration and presenters: Coming soon
  • Theme: Connections for Success
  • Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Location: Wichita State University 

Montana

The critical role of the Montana ACT Council is to help Montana better utilize the resources ACT provides to improve educational and workplace outcomes across our state, through leadership and communication with diverse groups and entities. Montana has the opportunity to assess student and district success in achieving college readiness standards through statewide ACT testing for public high school juniors provided by the Office of Public Instruction and Montana GEAR UP. Educational policies, student needs, and workforce demands are ever changing and require timely, informed, and data-based strategies. Since postsecondary education is more important than ever to college, career, and workplace success, strategic use of ACT data is essential.

The Montana ACT Council recommends Core or More.

Learn more about the Montana ACT Council and free ACT resources by downloading the Council interest page.

Check out this infographic to see how Montana high school students who followed these course patterns scored in the following average ACT scores in 2016.

Oregon

The Oregon ACT Council facilitates the goals of ACT State Organizations by creating an awareness utilizing ACT’s holistic approach to education and workforce readiness from kindergarten to career.

The Council works to improve student access and growth.  These efforts include providing equitable access to postsecondary education and career opportunities. Council work supports academic growth using research-based assessment practices and by using a data-based process to make decisions. The Council recognizes that educational equity provides the underpinning of the growth development of the Oregon economy.

Learn more about the Oregon ACT Council and free ACT resources by downloading the Council interest page.

Wyoming

The goal of the Wyoming ACT Council is to create a positive impact on individuals and communities by connecting data and resources to develop, implement, and increase awareness of academic and career development. The Wyoming ACT Council is uniquely positioned to promote partnerships between ACT, state agencies, local employers, and educational institutions to benefit Wyoming communities. The Council uses ACT data and resources to encourage education and career navigation for Wyoming students. 

Learn more about the Wyoming ACT Council and free ACT resources by downloading the Council interest page.