ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19.

We’re committed to serving community needs during this challenging time. The resources below are adaptable for use in home, through online learning and in workforce settings. Bookmark this page to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape as new resources and announcements are added.

Live Events and Webinars

Learn about new and free resources to help overcome the barriers we’re all facing, and continue to meet educational and career goals.

ACT News & Blog

Read helpful news, announcements, and blogs related to COVID-19.

Student and Parent Resources

 
ACT Academy 

Free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help students get their best score possible on the ACT test.

Cost: Free
Audience: Students
Grade Levels: 9-12

American College Application Campaign’s College Research Worksheet

Downloadable guide to help students understand match, fit, and cost when researching colleges and identifying to which colleges they want to apply. 

Cost: Free and available now to download  
Grade Level: 11 

ACT Voice-Based Assistant (Beta Version)  

Amazon Alexa skill providing an ACT assistant that guides users through the ACT registration process, including finding test dates and locations. Users can set up the skill for test-taking tips and set reminders for test dates and registration deadlines. 

Cost: Free
Audience: Students and Parents
Grade Levels: 9-12   

Stress Management Video Series

Students with strong skills set goals for success, handle stress, and can put their knowledge into action. Keep your students feeling confident in themselves and their abilities with these tips and tricks from Mawi Learning’s founder, Mawi Asgedom, as he explains healthy ways to deal with stress.

Cost: Free
Audience: All
Grade Levels: 3-12

K-12 Educator SEL & Learning Resources

icurio 

Free classroom subscription* providing access to more than 360,000 curated, vetted and maintained standards-aligned resources from the best open educational resource (OER) providers.  

Audience: Parents, Single Classrooms, Teachers, Districts, Schools, Regions, States
Grade Levels: K-12

SEL Curricula and Assessment

Free social emotional learning resources from ACT’s SEL Curricula and Assessment (Mawi Learning™ and ACT® Tessera®) including SEL home connections worksheets and skill building activities. Resources include hands-on-tools for areas such as stress management, goal setting and relationship building while traditional school classes are suspended.

Cost: Free
Audience: Teachers/Parents
Grade Levels: 3-12

ScootPad Adaptive Learning Tools

Free, unlimited licenses to cover all your staff and students on newly acquired ScootPad, a K-8 online learning platform that adapts in real time to meet students exactly where they are. Discover automatic standards aligned learning paths, individualized instruction, automated remediation and embedded mastery checks.

Cost: Free
Audience: Parents, Teachers, Districts, Schools, Regions, States
Grade Levels: K-8

Resources for Workforce

ACT colleagues in Workforce Solutions and Work Ready Communities are here to help and answer your questions. 

Each member of the Work Ready Communities team remain available to assist you and can be reached at wrc@act.org. Questions about WorkKeys may be directed to the ACT Customer Care team by phone at 800-967-5539 or by email at workkeys@act.org

Workforce Consultation

ACT experts in Workforce Solutions and Work Ready Communities are available to assist our partners in communities across the country with workforce and worker education relief and answer your questions during these challenging times.  

Cost: Free
Audience
: Workforce Developers 
 

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

Nationally recognized credential certifying essential skills sought by employers, based on scores on the ACT WorkKeys assessments.

Cost: Free practice tests available
Audience: Job Seekers 

Resources for International Students

The ACT Test - ACT has rescheduled its April international test dates in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April test have received an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June or a future international test date. 

ACT Passport

ACT Passport provides international students who are temporarily unable to travel to the United States the ability to complete their high school education, prepare for studies in the U.S., and begin their U.S. university education on time.

Audience: International Students
Grade Level: 12 

Resources for ACT Education and Workforce Advocates

Best Practices for K12 Educators

Find inspiring solutions to the challenges you’re facing by reading best practices from ACT State Organizations members.

Audience: Teachers, counselors, administrators

National College Attainment Network

NCAN colleagues offer best practices, FAQs, policy updates, and other news and information to support students during the coronavirus outbreak.

Audience: School counselors, college advisers, K12 Administrators, state college access and success networks, youth-serving nonprofits

How to Host a College Signing Day

Many schools and communities host College Signing Day events on or around May 1 to celebrate seniors selecting which college they will attend. View the webinar and Twitter chat moment to learn more. #SigningDayChat

Audience: School Counselors, College Advisors, K12 Administrators, State College Access and Success Networks, Youth-serving Nonprofits 

Current ACT Customers

As always, we’re here to help you find success, no matter your circumstances. If you are a current ACT customer with questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We’ll be sharing more details in the weeks ahead.  

ACT® Aspire® Summative testing is available to administer for the 2020-2021 academic year.  If you are enrolled and impacted by COVID-19 we invite you to discuss your available options for ACT Aspire in an online or blended learning environment, email salesteam@act.org or call us 888.826.1956. Access our FAQs for further answers

ACT® Aspire® Periodic testing is available to administer for the 2020-2021 academic year with a flexible testing administration that lets schools test any time between Sept 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 at home or in the classroom.  If you are enrolled and impacted by COVID-19 we invite you to discuss your available options for ACT Aspire in an online or blended learning environment, email salesteam@act.org or call us 888.826.1956. Access our FAQs for further answers.

PreACT® testing is available to administer for the 2020-2021 academic year with a flexible testing administration that lets schools test any time between September 1, 2020 - June 1, 2021.  If you are enrolled and impacted by COVID-19 we invite you to discuss your available options for PreACT in an online or blended learning environment, email salesteam@act.org or call us 888.826.1956. Access our FAQs for further answers.

ACT® District Testing is available to administer for the 2020-2021 academic year.  If you are enrolled and impacted by COVID-19 we invite you to discuss your available options for District Testing in an online or blended learning environment, email salesteam@act.org or call us 888.826.1956. Access our FAQs for further answers.

We are working directly with our state partners to offer alternate administration solutions for ACT State Testing. More information about your testing program will come directly from your state.

Questions about ACT WorkKeys may be directed to the ACT Customer Care team by phone at 800-967-5539 or by email. To reach the Work Ready Communities Team, please email wrc@act.org.

  • State Contract Customers: We are working closely with each state’s Department of Education to monitor the situation. As appropriate, updates will be provided to the designated school and district test coordinators and will also be posted in PearsonAccessNext and/or on your state testing website. 
  • District Customers: We are exploring alternate solutions for WorkKeys testing. We will send an email update to participating schools and districts and provide testing sites information about next steps. In addition, we will post messages about other ACT venues used by our testing coordinators as permitted. Complete this form to receive the latest updates.
  • National Testing: ACT will send an email communication to participating test centers with the latest updates and providing direction on next steps. In addition, we will post updates about other ACT venues used by our test coordinators as permitted. 
  • WorkKeys Profiling: As always, if you have any questions about managing your upcoming profiling engagements or profiling in general, please contact ACT Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology staff by phone at 319-337-1724, email jpanswers@act.org, or contact staff directly. I/O Psychology staff are checking email and office voicemail. 

For questions related to ACT WorkKeys testing, please contact your ACT Regional Director or reach ACT Customer Care by phone at 800-967-5539 or email workkeys@act.org.

Sign up to Receive Additional COVID-19 Updates

At this time, there are no known impacts for ACT Stack domestic customers. If you are an international WorkKeys customer, your administration activities may be affected, as WorkKeys remains a live-proctored exam. If you have any questions, please contact your ACT Regional Director or reach ACT Customer Care by phone at 800-967-5539 or email workkeys@act.org.

At this time, there are no known impacts to Tessera Workforce. If you have any questions, please contact your ACT Regional Director or reach ACT Customer Care by phone at 800-967-5539 or email workkeys@act.org.

ACT Certified Educator classes have moved to online for the 2020-21 school year.

ACT SEL is maintaining services, and our products are fully operational during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your ACT SEL Sales team member or email mawilearningteam@act.org.

icurio is fully operational during this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Account Manager or call (855) 566-8283. 

netTrekker is fully operational during this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Account Manager or call (855) 566-8283.