May 8 2013
ACT today announced plans to offer online, computer-based administration of the ACT college readiness assessment beginning in 2015. The digital version of the exam will be offered only in schools that administer the ACT on a school day as part of their state, district or school assessment programs.
April 17 2013
Findings from the latest ACT National Curriculum Survey®, released today, point to a continued gap between what high schools are teaching and what colleges expect their incoming students to know. ACT’s report, which focuses on the policy implications of the survey results, suggests this gap may indicate a lack of alignment between high school and college curricula that could be contributing to the nation’s college and career readiness problem. The survey results show more than three times as many high school teachers as college instructors believe their students are prepared to succeed in college courses.
April 12 2013
Alabama First State to Approve Use of ACT Aspire™ Assessment System IOWA CITY, IOWA—The Alabama State Board of Education has approved the statewide use of ACT Aspire, ACT’s new assessment system, making Alabama the first state in the nation to do so. The state will implement ACT Aspire as Alabama’s summative assessment for grades 3 [...]
April 10 2013
ACT announced two improvements to its testing schedule for the ACT Test, beginning with the 2013–2014 academic year, for students outside the United States and Canada.
March 14 2013
ACT today launches an annual College and Career Readiness Campaign to celebrate achievement and create awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all. As one component of the campaign, ACT will work with top state officials to recognize efforts in advancing college and career readiness within their state through a new annual awards program.