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.
Living Our Values: Activating Potential
ACT is evolving to meet the changing needs of the learners we serve, as well as educators, workers, employers, and other critical stakeholders across the education and workforce ecosystem. Learn more and download a copy of Living Our Values to read about our plans and hopes for the future.
Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success
We leverage our research and credibility to validate and certify.
We provide portable, personalized experiences.
We bring our expertise into the lives of individuals and institutions.
We do everything we can to level the playing field for everyone, regardless of needs, backgrounds, or resources.
We lead the industry through our research and technology, constantly evolving as an integral part of the learning process.
We assess and appreciate each person's unique traits and skills, to help navigate toward college and career success.