About ACT

Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success
ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Grounded in more than 60 years of research, ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness.
Each year, ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies, and employers in the US and around the world with learning resources, assessments, research, and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through career. 

Transforming the World of Learning

Our Past, Present, and Future

ACT’s work to transform the very nature of learning and measurement over six decades has helped millions of students and career professionals define and achieve success. We invite you to follow the journey from our past to our future as we continue to transform ourselves and the ecosystem of learning.  

Our North Star

We exist to fight for fairness in education and create a world where everyone can discover and fulfill their potential.

ACT is emerging from the ongoing effects of the pandemic with an unwavering commitment and strengthened capacity to fight for fairness in education and create a world where everyone can discover and fulfill their potential.
 
We invite you to learn more about the great work ACT team members delivered on in 2021 by reading 2021 Year in Review: Bringing Our North Star to Life.

Our Mission

Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success

Value Proposition

Authority

We leverage our research and credibility to validate and certify.

Personalization

We provide portable, personalized experiences.

Integration

We bring our expertise into the lives of individuals and institutions.

Guiding Principles

Inclusive

We do everything we can to level the playing field for everyone, regardless of needs, backgrounds, or resources.

Transformational

We lead the industry through our research and technology, constantly evolving as an integral part of the learning process.

Holistic

We assess and appreciate each person's unique traits and skills, to help navigate toward college and career success.

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