• Many Low-Income Students Struggle, But Few Think They Need Help

    Posted October 13, 2015

    IOWA CITY, Iowa—Many low income students who are struggling academically don’t feel they need assistance to improve their academic achievement, according to ACT’s recent report, Core Research Program: Student Baseline Data. The report compares the academic achievement and college aspirations of low-income eighth graders who attended schools participating in the federally-funded Gaining Early Awareness and […]

  • National Skill Development Initiative Gains Traction, Helps Communities Build Efficient Workforce

    Posted September 28, 2015

    Participating in the ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative helps county and state leaders build and strengthen workforce development efforts, while that participation is growing nationwide. These findings were included in a report released today at the third annual ACT Work Ready Communities Best Practices Symposium.

  • U.S. High School Graduates Showing Little Progress in College Readiness

    Posted August 26, 2015

    U.S. high school graduates continue to make little progress in college and career readiness, according to The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015, the latest annual student readiness report from ACT, released today.

  • College Readiness Rates Deviate Significantly for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

    Posted August 07, 2015

    Asian graduates in the U.S. high school class of 2014 outperformed all other groups in meeting key benchmarks for college readiness, while Pacific Islander students were significantly less likely to meet the same benchmarks as their peers, according to two new reports released today from ACT and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).

  • College Readiness Rates Lag for African American Students Despite Taking Recommended Courses

    Posted July 27, 2015

    African American students are less likely to meet key benchmarks for college readiness than any other group of underserved students, even when they successfully complete the high school coursework intended to prepare them for college, according to a new report released today by ACT and UNCF (United Negro College Fund).