New Firsts for Students Taking the ACT Test



New Options for the ACT Test Offer Students More Choices

Learn from ACT experts as they explain the new options, why ACT is offering them, and how these options give students more choices, a better experience, and greater confidence that their ACT test scores reflect their overall academic achievement and potential. 


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Dr. Tony Thacker Discusses New Options for the ACT Test

Dr. Thacker’s perspective is especially relevant to the work we’re doing at ACT to give students more choices. His role as the Alabama Assistant State Superintendent of Education and head of the office of Evaluation and Innovation provide a unique perspective and help us understand the impact of ACT’s new options for students. 

Students Can Maximize their Outcomes with Online Testing

Dr. Tony Thacker explains how online testing can benefit students taking the ACT Test.

Online Testing Can Decrease Test Anxiety

Dr. Tony Thacker explains how ACT is creating a better testing experience for students and test administrators.

Why Superscoring is Important to Students

Dr. Tony Thacker explains why superscoring is so important for students hoping to improve college entrance exam scores.

How to Reduce Test Anxiety

Dr. Tony Thacker explains how section retesting allows students to be more confident on the ACT test by focusing on one growth area at a time.

New Options Benefit My Students

Dr. Tony Thacker shares his views on section retesting and superscoring on the ACT test.

Faster Results Help Connect the Test with the Learning Cycle

Dr. Tony Thacker explains how faster results will benefit students and educators.

Faster Results Maximize Students' Opportunities

Dr. Tony Thacker explains how faster results will provide students with better opportunities to retake the ACT test.

ACT Equals Value

Dr. Tony Thacker shares his opinion on the value of the ACT test.

Why Educators Trust the ACT Test

Dr. Tony Thacker shares why educators trust ACT and the ACT test.

How Test Questions are Developed at ACT

Dr. Tony Thacker explains how ACT is implementing new ways to ensure students have the opportunity to succeed on the ACT test questions.

More Than an Assessment Company

Dr. Tony Thacker exlpains how educators and students can benefit from utilizing evyerthing ACT has to offer.

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