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Alabama Reaffirms Commitment to College & Career Readiness

State Signs New Contract with ACT to Continue Providing ACT Test and Other Programs Designed to Help Students Prepare for Success

IOWA CITY, Iowa—Alabama has continued its commitment to helping its students become college and career ready by signing a new contract with ACT to continue providing multiple assessments and programs, including the ACT® test, to the state’s public school students.

The two-year contract begins this school year and includes the following ACT assessments and programs:

  • The ACT test with writing for public school 11th graders 
  • ACT WorkKeys® assessments for public school 11th and 12th graders 
  • ACT® Online Prep for public school 11th graders 
  • ACT® Career Curriculum and KeyTrain® available to all public high schools 
“We value our longstanding partnership with the state of Alabama in helping young people prepare for college and career success, and we are excited to continue this mission in the years ahead,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe.

This school year will be the fifth that all Alabama high school juniors will take the ACT test to measure their academic skills and college and career readiness. The state’s average ACT composite score rose slightly for the 2017 graduating class compared to the year before.

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