May 20, 2015
Half of second-year college students end up declaring a different major than they had planned in high school, according to a new report from ACT. The report, College Choice Report: Part 3—Persistence and Transfer, is based on a longitudinal study that tracked college outcomes for 2013 ACT-tested high school graduates.
May 08, 2015
ACT officially launched the online version of the ACT® test for its state and district testing program this past month. Approximately 6,000 high school students across the United States took the ACT on a computer at national test centers and in high school classrooms over the past few weeks, earning college-reportable scores.
April 24, 2015
The goal of college and career readiness for all has bright prospects based on the semifinalists in ACT’s third National College and Career Readiness Campaign. This annual program honors a distinguished group of students, schools and employers for exemplifying what is being done in states across the country to improve individuals’ prospects for success.
Future Teacher Pipeline Narrows Even Further; ACT Report Shows Fewer High School Grads Planning to Become EducatorsPosted April 21, 2015
The number and percentage of high school graduates interested in becoming an educator have significantly declined over the past four years, according to The Condition of Future Educators, a new report from ACT.
April 15, 2015
In a white paper released today, ACT defines workplace readiness and calls for a new model of college and career readiness that emphasizes multiple skill domains and competencies. The paper, Unpacking Career Readiness, argues that the skills needed for success in college and in the workplace, while overlapping, are distinct and that measurement of readiness must encompass both academic and nonacademic skills.