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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

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

Joyce Z. Schnieders, PhD

Joyce Z. Schnieders is a research scientist in Applied Research. Her research interests include K-Postsecondary students' learning experiences and education/career navigation experiences.

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.

Jason Way, PhD

Jason Way is a research psychologist in the Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning. He researches behavioral and psychosocial skills, including their relevance to important academic and work outcomes.

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