Advising & Placement

ACT offers a variety of tools to ensure postsecondary students are quickly and accurately placed in courses appropriate to their skill levels. Assessment tools from ACT offer a highly accurate and cost-effective basis for course placement. By combining students' test scores with information about their high school coursework and their needs, interests, and goals, advisors and faculty members can make placement recommendations with a high degree of validity.

Solution Obtaining Advisee Data Placing Students Exploring Options Improving Advising Quality
The ACT® Information System
Provides comprehensive data about students before they enroll.
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AIM ACT Information Manager®
Turns data from your ACT student records into information you can act on.
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ACT Compass®
An Internet-delivered assessment that helps you evaluate students' skills and place them into appropriate courses.
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ASSET®
A paper-and-pencil assessment that helps you evaluate students' skills and place them into appropriate courses.
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Course Placement Service
Assesses students' success probability so you can improve placement decisions and optimize course placement procedures and cutoff scores.
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ACT Engage®
Measures students' psychosocial attributes that affect academic success.
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Entering Student Descriptive Report
Summarizes the background characteristics, educational plans, academic needs, and skill levels of an entire class of students.
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Returning Student Retention Report
Identifies the retention patterns occurring at the institution and the student characteristics that are related to those retention patterns.
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World-of-Work Map
A map of occupations that interprets ACT Interest Inventory results and facilitates visual exploration of career options.
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Map of College Majors
An interactive, web-based map designed to facilitate visual exploration of college majors.
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Interest Inventory
Provides a focus to career exploration by pointing students to career fields in line with their interests.
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ACT WorkKeys®
Foundational and soft skills assessments provide reliable and relevant information about workplace skill levels.
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