ACT Tessera

The next generation solution for comprehensive, reliable Social and Emotional skill assessment.

ACT Tessera - The Next Generation SEL Assessment

ACT is committed to a holistic approach to measuring student readiness for success in college and career, and that is why we are launching ACT Tessera.” – ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe 

We know you’re committed to focusing on and supporting students’ holistic growth too, which is why we have taken the best of ACT Engage and developed the next generation Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)  assessment system, ACT Tessera.

Top 3 Reasons you will appreciate Tessera:

  1. Utilizes three research-driven assessment methodologies: self-report test items, situational judgment test items, and forced choice test items to lend the most valid results.

  2. Includes the ACT Tessera Teacher Playbook based on research- backed interventions that provides actionable lessons for teachers looking to integrate SEL into their classrooms. Its curriculum and activities are designed to help students continue to develop their social emotional skill strengths.

  3. We are offering an exclusive rate just for Engage K-12 users who commit to switching to Tessera before October 31, 2018: To get additional details on our special offer for ACT Engage users and the full benefits of ACT Tessera, request to speak with an ACT Consultant.


What Makes ACT Tessera Different from ACT Engage?

Watch the demo video to see snapshots of the ACT Tessera® assessment, reporting, and how making the transition from ACT Engage® to ACT Tessera will benefit your school. 



Can I still order ACT Engage for the 2018-2019 school year?

In September 2018, Engage will be integrated into ACT Tessera which will be the SEL offering from ACT.


Is ACT Tessera available to order?

Yes! Order ACT Tessera now.


Will ACT Engage data merge with Tessera data?

Although the data will not merge, we are reviewing opportunities to provide reference documents on ACT Engage and ACT Tessera scoring similarities/differences.


What happens to my ACT Engage data?

We suggest downloading all reporting out of the ACT Engage system for Grades 6-9, 10-12 and Teacher Edition Grades 6-9, 10-12 for your archive prior to September 28, 2018. The system will no longer be available for access after September 28, 2018.


Where can I sign up for future webinars?

Sign up for future webinars here.


What research is available that supports ACT Tessera?

  1. Read the study: A Rosetta Stone for Noncognitive Skills
  2. See the stats: ACT Tessera SEL Infographic (PDF)
  3. Review the evidence: The ACT Tessera Theory of Action

Speak with an ACT Consultant

Get additional details on our special offer for ACT Engage users and the full benefits of making the transition to ACT Tessera. Speak with an ACT consultant.


Have questions? Call 855-730-0400 or complete this contact form.