April 14 2014
Approximately 4,000 high school students across the United States took the ACT® college readiness assessment on a computer this past Saturday, April 12. It was the first-ever computer-based administration of a national undergraduate college admission exam.
April 10 2014
Rich Patz, ACT chief measurement officer, has been elected vice president of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).
April 9 2014
A new ACT research report shows a clear link between student academic readiness and college dropout and transfer rates. The findings suggest students at the greatest risk of dropping out are those who earn lower ACT® college readiness assessment scores, particularly those with less educated parents and those with lower educational aspirations themselves.
March 27 2014
Nearly all African American students report that they aspire to earn a postsecondary degree, but most are inadequately prepared to succeed in their first-year courses in college, degree or certificate programs, according to a report released today by ACT.
March 12 2014
Most American Indian students—86 percent—want to further their education after high school, but the majority are not well prepared to succeed in college, according to a new report released today by ACT.
March 11 2014
ACT today will welcome seven new members and nine continuing members to its National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board, which guides its national ACT Work Ready Communities initiative.
February 24 2014
ACT, Inc. has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), an Audubon International program. ACT, Inc. is the first property in Iowa and the 74th property in the world to be certified in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Businesses and Organizations.
February 19 2014
From now until June, ACT will join state governors and superintendents in eight partner states to honor the achievements of students, schools and employers that benefit their communities and succeed despite the challenges they face.
February 5 2014
A new report from ACT reveals an untapped pool of students who have an interest in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) but are not planning to pursue a STEM career as they prepare for the future. The data point to a gap between interests and intentions that, if addressed, could help put more students on the path to STEM careers.