ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college since 1959. This legacy allows us to boldly declare that not enough students are ready for today's demands. Which means our nation's kids can't count on future success. We want to help educators, parents, and policymakers change that.
ACT's College and Career Readiness System provides a longitudinal approach to educational and career planning through assessment, curriculum support, and student evaluation. Aligned with the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, the College and Career Readiness System encourages student academic and behavioral planning through early identification of educational and career goals in diverse educational institutions nationwide.
From the ACT® college readiness assessment to ACT Explore® and ACT Plan® for earlier grades, our research-based solutions are designed to help prepare every student for college and career by focusing on academic and noncognitive measurement and instructional improvement. ACT WorkKeys® tests help students determine whether they have the skill levels required for various jobs. And ACT Aspire™, our next generation of assessments, will help students get an earlier start on preparing for college and 21st century careers.
ACT is committed to our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success by helping students stay on target to reach their full potential throughout their educational journey.