Poster to Improve Student Test Scores

Use the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards Poster to Improve Student Test Scores

ACT College and Career Readiness Standards posters are available to order—including one for STEM with math and science standards, and one for ELA with English, reading, and writing standards. Posters contain a chart showing the relation among ACT score ranges, subject domains, standards, and ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks.

Posters can be used to:

  • Relate test scores to the skills needed in high school and beyond
  • Communicate widely shared learning goals and expectations
  • Understand the increasing complexity of skills needed across the score ranges in English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing

For example, if a student scores a 19 on the math assessment, educators can use the poster to quickly identify what specific skill knowledge (e.g., write positive powers of 10 by using exponents, solve routine first-degree equations, locate points in the coordinate plane) is needed to help that student increase his or her score on the ACT test. 

You can learn more about how to use these posters by downloading the infographic.

ACT College and Career Readiness Standards are empirically derived descriptions of the essential skills and knowledge students need to become ready for college and career, giving clear meaning to test scores and serving as a link between what students have learned and what they are ready to learn next. The standards encompass the many paths available to students after high school, and they reflect our ability to provide insights related to both college and career readiness.