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ACT Streamlines Accommodations Eligibility Requirements for Students with IEPs, 504 Plans

ACT Streamlines Accommodations Eligibility Requirements for Students with IEPs, 504 Plans Policy Change for 2021-22 School Year Expedites Pr...

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Learning Interrupted: New ACT Research Examines ACT Score Declines Amid COVID-19

  By Shannon Hayes & Jeff Allen In these uncertain times, we can rely on data from the ACT test and other standardized assessments to be...

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How Educators, Allies Can Support LGBTQ+ Students According to the Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisex...

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What’s SEL got to do with it? Supporting LGBTQ+ Students with SEL Curriculum

By Dr. Alex Casillas , ACT Principal Research Psychologist ; Dr. Bonnie Hain ,  Senior Director, ACT Professional Services  “When someone wi...

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Congratulations to June National ACT Test-Takers: A Recap and What’s Next

Congratulations to the students who tested this weekend as part of ACT’s June national test date! Here’s what you can plan for next, now tha...

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‘Make them Thirsty’: How to Increase Student Opportunity and Access to the Fee Waiver Program

By Eric Fox, Associate Principal, Jenks High School (Oklahoma) You’ve heard the adage, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make hi...

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What Do Counselors Think about the ACT Fee Waiver Program?

First, a recap. What is the fee waiver program? If a student is having trouble paying for the ACT test, the ACT Fee Waiver Program can help....

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Congratulations Class of 2021 Grads! What’s Next? Education Advocates Share College- and Career-Going Advice

  Throughout the month, we’ve celebrated students’ decisions to pursue education and work plans post-high school. May has traditionally been...

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How Students Can Dream, Plan, and Learn to See Setbacks as Set-Ups for Opportunity

Florence Cooper dropped out of school at age 10. She worked in the cotton fields of South Carolina as a young girl. The only “textbook” avai...

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ACT Celebrates Joplin’s Road to Economic Recovery Amid 10 Year Anniversary of Devastating Tornado

How Hope, Resilience, and a Dedication to Workforce Readiness Sparked ACT’s First Work Ready Community IOWA CITY, Iowa —On May 22, 2011, Jop...

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What was it like learning during the pandemic? Students have spoken.

We conducted an initial survey of high school students in late March of 2020, where students reported a broad range of experiences related ...

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