K-12 Professionals

New Firsts for Students Taking the ACT Test

Introducing: ACT Section Retesting, ACT Superscoring, and Faster Results with ACT Online Testing on National Test Dates

Beginning with the September 2020 ACT test, these new options offer students more choices, a better experience, and greater confidence that their ACT test scores best reflect their hard work, overall academic achievement, and potential for success throughout their lives. 

Holistic Learning Solutions for Every Student at Every Step

Quickly and Easily Build Your Comprehensive Assessment Plan

ACT Provides Flexible Solutions to Help Meet Your Strategic Goals


Join schools from across the U.S. in making 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. 

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. 

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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Guidelines for Preparing Students Early  

Learn best practices for early student preparation to get them on the pathway to educational and career success.

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Support ELL Parents at Your School  

We’ve put together a presentation for parents of ELL students that your school can download, modify, and share.  

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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.

Resources for Educators

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

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


Impact of Superscoring on Subgroup Differences Report Cover

Impact of Superscoring on Subgroup Differences

The focus of this brief is to summarize evidence on the validity and fairness of various score-use policies.

Relating ACT Aspire Scores to Performance in High School Course Report Cover

Relating ACT Aspire Scores to Performance in High School Course

This report shows that ACT Aspire test scores are strong predictors of success in standard, career-focused, AP, and dual enrollment courses.

Completing ACT Academy Assessments Boosts ACT Scores Report Cover

Completing ACT Academy Assessments Boosts ACT Scores 

Initial results suggest ACT Academy is an effective and efficient learning resource for students who dedicate time to completing assessments.

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