K-12 Professionals

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Coming September 2020:
Section Retesting, Superscoring, and Faster Results

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ACT Provides Flexible Solutions to Help Meet Your Strategic Goals


Make a difference for students from K through career with ACT solutions.

ACT Aspire

Computer-based assessment connecting progress from elementary through high school.

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ACT Tessera

Measure, evaluate, and remediate 6-12th grade students’ social and emotional learning skills.

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PreACT 8/9

Offers 8th and 9th-graders the opportunity to practice for the ACT® test with a shortened version of the test and provides scores on the ACT 1-36 scale.



Provides 10th-graders practice for the ACT® test with a shortened version of the test.



ACT Academy

Point students toward personalized, free resources that are unique to their learning gaps.

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The ACT Test

Provides you with the data necessary to position students for success after high school.

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ACT Online Prep

Helps students prepare for the ACT test, featuring real questions from previous tests.


ACT CollegeReady

A student success tool that identifies knowledge and skill gaps in math and English.

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ACT Workkeys

Assessments, curriculum, and skill profiles that build and measure essential workplace skills.

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ACT Certified Educator

Provide your educators with formalized training in a holistic understanding of the ACT® test. 

Resources for Educators

Your success is our success. We've developed resources to help you and your students achieve education and workplace success.

The Latest K-12 Insights

New Options for Students

We’re providing new options for the ACT® test beginning with the September 2020 national test date.

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New Fee Waiver Eligibility Requirements for 2019–2020

During the 2019–2020 school year, ACT will again offer the ACT test fee waiver program to eligible students.

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Student College Readiness Declines  

ACT® test score data a show a decline in college readiness among students, especially in math and English, unless those students took the recommended core curriculum. 

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Professional Development

2019 ACT College and Career Readiness Workshop (CCRW) 

Learn new ways to look at your data to assist you and your students.

Join Your ACT State Organization

Help shape the education and workforce landscape so that everyone can achieve education and workplace success.

ACT Core Assessments Webinars 

Take a deeper dive into the ACT Core Assessments and ACT WorkKeys.

ACT Training and Professional Learning

ACT product training and professional learning for educators and career development professionals.

More Than a Score

Students who meet more ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are more likely to attend college and earn a degree within six years.


Longitudinal Assessment Systems Boost College and Career Readiness

Providing intervention at earlier grade levels is more successful in getting students on-track than at later grade levels. 


Percentage Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks (Grades 11 and 12) Disaggregated by Grade 8 Academic Preparation Level


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Matters

Instruction in social and emotional skills results in improved academic achievement and greater workforce preparedness. 

What Your Colleagues Are Saying

“The thing I like about ACT: At our school we don’t focus a lot on scores—we focus a lot more on benchmarks because we can tell what that means.” 

Alan Schotts
Career Center Coordinator,
Cody High School

“Students may be missing out on more scholarship opportunities—and, possibly, college altogether—by not taking the ACT.”

 –Leslie Trundy
School Counselor
Morse High School

“When we say we value the ACT results and we’re going to take assessments once a year to find out where your kids are moving towards that college and career readiness benchmark, parents say that’s a value they can get behind.”

Declan FitzPatrick
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Fox C-6 School District


Condition of College and Career Readiness 2019

ACT annual report on the progress of US high school graduates relative to college readiness.

Taking ACT Subject Tests on Different Days

Part of a series of studies in which we examined the impact of changing how the ACT test is administered.

Initial Evidence in Support of Section Retakes

The Impact of Administering the ACT Subject Tests in Different Orders on ACT Scores.

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