August 20 2014
Interest in attending college continues to grow among U.S. high school graduates, according to ACT’s annual Condition of College & Career Readiness report. The report points to increased participation and high aspirations among the nation’s graduates, potentially leading to greater college access.
August 15 2014
ACT Chief Executive Officer Jon Whitmore has announced that he will retire next year after five years with the organization. His official retirement date will be August 31, 2015, which is the end of ACT’s fiscal year.
August 4 2014
Although several states have mandated more advanced coursework for high school students, the stricter graduation guidelines alone may not be enough to prepare students for college and careers, according to a report released by ACT today.
July 24 2014
A new report from ACT suggests the fit between high school students’ interests and their intended college majors often does not improve—and sometimes gets worse—after they enter college and actually declare a major. The findings point to a need for better advising on the selection of a college major in both high school and college.
July 17 2014
Nearly all ACT-tested students from low-income families in the United States aspire to go to college—at an even higher rate than students overall—but many lack the academic preparation to reach this goal, according to new report released today by ACT and the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP).