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Find out more about ACT research and how it is connecting assessment and learning to College and Career readiness.

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ACT research guides thought leadership and drives solutions that help individuals achieve education and workplace success.

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In addition to publishing high-quality, research-based insights, ACT Research offers a suite of services designed to provide educators and workforce development professionals with tools, data, and services needed to make strategic education and career planning, assessment, and learning decisions.

Our Featured Experts

Jeff Allen, PhD

Jeff Allen is a statistician in Applied Research. He specializes in longitudinal research of educational outcomes, student growth models, and validation of college readiness measures.

Jeff Conway, PhD

Jeff Conway is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist who studies the validity and efficacy of ACT's workforce assessments.

Jeffrey Steedle, PhD

Jeffrey Steedle is a senior research scientist in Validity and Efficacy Research specializing in postsecondary outcomes research and validity evidence for ACT's workforce assessment programs.

Kate Walton, PhD

Kate Walton is a Principal Research Scientist in ACT’s Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning. Her primary research interests are in developing social and emotional skill assessments and evaluating the validity and efficacy of ACT’s social and emotional skill assessments and curricula. 

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