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February Social Media Toolkit

ICYMI: Here are some of our social media highlights from February to easily share with your networks. Together, we can help people achieve education and workplace success.


Global Education Nonprofit Backs Adaptive Learning Pioneer


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.@ACT is investing in #adaptive and #personalizedlearning leader, @smart_sparrow, to improve the learning experience for more #students. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2nnqyh4

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.@ACT has made a significant strategic investment in @smart_sparrow, a global leader in #adaptive and #personalizedlearning. Learn why this is great news for #educators and #students: http://bit.ly/2nnqyh4

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ACT has made a strategic investment in Smart Sparrow to enhance their established strengths in educational assessment with Smart Sparrow’s expertise in adaptive learning capabilities. Learn about their shared vision of creating tech that accelerates and enriches learning: http://bit.ly/2nkdZmY


Using the ACT Policy Platforms as a Blueprint to Support More Students


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.@ACT gathered leaders from the #education and #workforce sectors at an #edpolicy event to discuss the launch of the #ACTPolicyPlatforms and how to support the whole learner. @SuzanaDelanghe recaps the event and outlines the many roads to readiness: http://bit.ly/2nslAzS

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More than 130 experts in the K-12, Higher Education, CTE, and Workforce Development sectors gathered to discuss the launch of the 2018 ACT Policy Platforms last week. Read about ACT’s goals and plans to support all students in a blog by Suzana DeLanghe: http://bit.ly/2s2FcPO


Is POTUS serious about CTE? A Workforce Policy Wonk Reacts to the State of the Union


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.@MontyIC of @ACT breaks down what the #SOTU address means for future #college and #career readiness initiatives, specifically #CTE, in a new blog: http://bit.ly/2nrz9iM

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ACT’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Scott Montgomery, discusses the “and career” aspect of college and career readiness, with regards to President Trump's State of the Union address in a new blog. Note: the ACT Policy Platforms contain clear recommendations for policymakers looking to implement career and technical education: http://bit.ly/2rTBKGV


ACT's SEL Experts Blog on Skill Building for CASEL


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.@ACT resident #SEL experts blogged about 1) developing performance level descriptors to determine the effectiveness of behaviors in #SEL, and 2) using #SEL assessment reports to empower #student growth. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2sm1g84 

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ACT’s resident social and emotional learning (SEL) experts recently blogged about 1.) Developing performance level descriptors to determine the effectiveness of behaviors in SEL and 2.) Using SEL assessment reports like ACT Tessera to empower student growth. More here: http://bit.ly/2EyEoaw


SEL Frameworks: ACT Tessera, the Big Five, and CASEL Alignment


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#ACTTessera can help #educators and #schools in providing a consistent approach and common language to #SEL. Check out how in a new blog by @JonathanEMartin: http://bit.ly/2EOxEpR 

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ACT Tessera can help educators and schools in providing a consistent approach and common language to social and emotional learning (SEL). Take a look at how different SEL frameworks align in a new blog: http://bit.ly/2CH0Usr

ACT State Organizations


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.@ACT State Organizations are made up of 10,000+ teachers, counselors, administrators, and business professionals. Membership is free, and there are great professional development and networking opportunities: http://bit.ly/2EE9BZX #ACTStateOrgs

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Read the February @ACT State Organizations Newsletter to learn more about what's new, what's going on in the field, and what's coming up next: http://bit.ly/2s2zZYi #ACTStateOrgs

You Belong: Yolanda Norman Inspires First-Generation College Students


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#FirstGen students are trailblazers who face unique challenges in #HigherEd. In the latest @ACTEquity blog, @firstgencollege shares her own inspirational story and discusses how we can support #firstgen student success. #YouBelong http://bit.ly/2CJGzD0

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In the latest Center for Equity in Learning blog, Yolanda Norman, CEO of FirstGenCollege Consulting, shares her personal story of discovering her own voice and the challenges of being a first-generation college student. Read the latest blog and prepare to be inspired: http://bit.ly/2CJGzD0


New ACT Research


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The @ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores needed for students to have a reasonable chance of success in a 1st-year credit-bearing college course. Learn more about the benchmarks: http://bit.ly/2nohwk2 #ACTInsights

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Can psychosocial factors like academic discipline, commitment to college, social connection, and academic self-confidence predict retention status? Read the new research report from @ACT to learn more: http://bit.ly/2npiT21 #ACTInsights

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Over 90% of @ACT-tested students said they were aware of traditional #news outlets. More about how students check news in a new issue brief from ACT: http://bit.ly/2Eqdi58 

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.@ACT research looks at how institutions can use incoming #student info from the ACT record to help identify students who are at-risk of leaving their institution, allowing for the opps to intervene early w/ students http://bit.ly/2sseFLU #ACTInsights

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2 of the most commonly cited barriers to educators' abilities to make data-informed decisions at schools were 1. Insufficient time & 2. Inadequate technical skills support for #data use. Read more about reducing barriers to educator data use: http://bit.ly/2DzkJDe #ACTInsights pic.twitter.com/cDXi04EHGN

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What are the top two obstacles educators face when making data-informed decisions at their school? Here’s a hint: it’s not the lack of data. Read the @ACT latest issue brief to learn more: http://bit.ly/2CIEA5T #ACTInsights #eddata #edchat

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