Study and Partnership Opportunities

ACT Research

ACT recognizes the value of partnerships in research and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with academic and industry organizations nationally and internationally to promote education and workforce success.

Predicting College Sucess of English Learners

In the fall of 2017, ACT began providing testing supports (or accommodations) to English Learners (ELs) in the US taking the ACT ®, including translated test instructions, word-to-word bilingual dictionaries, small group testing, and extra time. These supports allow students with limited English proficiency to more accurately demonstrate their true achievement level. The purpose of this study is to provide evidence that these supports result in scores that can accurately predict ELs’ success in first-year college courses as measured by first-year college GPA.

Benefits of the Partnership

Participating institutions will receive an aggregate report of the multi-institutional results, as well as a summary of findings for your institution. We will also be offering a webinar to present the study findings to participating institutions.

Learn more about this study.

ACT WorkKeys/NCRC Efficacy Study

Learn more about how ACT WorkKeys® scores relate to grades, program completion, productivity, job performance rating, and more.

Participating institutions will receive free analyses of relevant outcomes.

For adults in the workforce, this could include:

  • Time-to-employment, retention, wages
  • Training time and success
  • Supervisor ratings
  • Productivity and customer satisfaction

For high school, college, or career training program sudents, this could include:

  • Courses taken, course grades, high school GPA
  • Program enrollment and completion
  • Attendance
  • Disciplinary incidents
  • AP/IB/Honors and Career and Technical Education courses taken and grades

Learn more about this study.

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