Resources for K-12 ELL Educators

Join schools from across the U.S. in making a difference for our underrepresented students.

ACT Test Accommodations

+50% Time Extension


Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionary


Directions in 18 Languages

"We're off to a good start. The extended time is definitely helping students. The use of the dictionary and things of that sort are also great aids for the students."

Nadilia Charles
Instructional Specialist,
Multicultural Education
Palm Beach County Schools

Learn Best Practices

Underserved Students Webinar
How You Can Help Underrepresented Students “Aim Higher” 

Teaching SEL Skills Success Story
How East High in Salt Lake City improved academic achievement and preparedness.

ESOL Parents Night Story
Palm Beach Public School district in Florida reaches hundreds of ESOL parents every year.

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Center for Equity in Learning

ACT's Center for Equity in Learning (CEL) focuses on closing gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement for underserved populations and working learners by furthering ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Communication Resources

Resource for educators about the ACT test English Lanugage Learner supports

Resources for hosting your own ESOL Parents Night, including emails, social media, and a presentation.

Resources for letting your students know about an upcoming ACT test date.

Student resources about preparing for college, translated in Spanish.

A Growing Population of English Language Learners

Across the United States, more than 4.7 million K-12 students are English language learners (ELL).



The Readiness Gap

Too often, a lack of language familiarity interferes with students' ability to show what they know. Findings in one ACT research study show that ELL students were far more likely to be well below the academic level that predicts college readiness.



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