ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops 2024

Their Journey. Many Paths.

Join us for the 2024 ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops—our annual, free professional development events for K-12 educators. Connect in person with ACT subject matter experts and peers to discuss what’s working in K-12 education. 

Let’s Meet Up! 

In-person workshops start in August 2024 and are your opportunity to network and learn from each other and our ACT experts. We will also dive deeper into some topics we cover in-person and offer them online in the fall. Save your seat to join us and fully understand how ACT can support you and your students in the 2024-2025 school year. 

What You’ll Learn

Knowing how to support your students on their college and career readiness journeys starts with knowing: 

  • How ready they are for college and/or career. 
  • What they want out of their post-graduation paths. 
  • What paths they must take to accomplish their goals. 

Having the right data and insights helps you uncover students’ paths to success, including postsecondary study at college or trade schools or on-the-job training. 

Learn how to use ACT data and insights to identify each student’s challenges and strengths to intervene for maximum impact. Together, we can ensure all students have equal access and opportunities to thrive.  

You’ll network with peers while learning strategies, best practices, and research related to pressing K-12 topics, including top-of-mind subjects indicated by recent workshop attendees. These include: 


Using a holistic approach to education to achieve better outcomes.

Monitoring student growth:

  • Creating a comprehensive assessment system. 
  • Validity research on college readiness standards, benchmarks, and assessments.
  • Monitoring longitudinal growth.
  • Finding and using assessment insights. 

Improving curriculum

  • Aggregate and individual data for systemwide progress. 
  • Mapping ACT standards against district curricula. 
  • Identifying student needs. 
  • Using reporting categories to target curricular areas for improvement. 

Applying best practices for test preparation:

  • Accelerating student growth. 
  • Creating a model for in-school student test prep. 
  • Preparing educators to support confidence and district preparedness. 

Planning for the future:  

  • Guiding students toward postsecondary success.
  • Career insights from middle school to graduation. 
  • Job profiling for students. 
  • Certifying students for career success. 
  • Helping students through the college application process. 

Building essential skills

Knowing how and why sustaining effort, maintaining composure, and more impact college and career readiness.

And much more!

Resources and Tools for the Upcoming School Year

By attending, you’ll also get access to the ACT Comprehensive Solutions Guide. This is an annually published resource with tools and solutions you can use all year, including ways to connect and communicate with students and their supporters on how to navigate their readiness journeys. 

Earn Continuing Education Credits

ACT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5121. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.