June 14 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa—The ACT Foundation and its funding partners, the Joyce and Lumina Foundations, were recognized today at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a Commitment to Action, which funds a research partnership with the Business Roundtable to analyze skills credentials that effectively predict workplace success for young, working learners.
June 4 2013
IOWA CITY, IOWA—Nearly one in five 2011 U.S. high school graduates who were prepared to succeed in first-year college coursework either never enrolled in college or didn’t return for a second year, according to national and state-specific reports from ACT entitled The Reality of College Readiness 2013.
May 30 2013
Students Win College Scholarships for ACT High School Video Contest Entries
IOWA CITY, Iowa-ACT has announced the winners of its most recent high school video contest. The winners receive college scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.
May 29 2013
ACT released a new report today that establishes, for the first time, a definition of work readiness and defines the types and levels of skills needed to succeed in the workplace. As the leader in creating evidence-based solutions designed to document and develop the skills of America’s workforce, ACT is working to solve the mismatch in worker skills and employer needs.
May 22 2013
ACT Names National College and Career Readiness Award Recipients IOWA CITY, Iowa—Four honorees received awards last night in Washington, D.C., at the gala which culminated ACT’s inaugural College and Career Readiness Campaign. Receiving awards were: Sheree Gremillion of Florence, Alabama (Student Readiness Award) Rufus King International School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (College and Career Transition Award) [...]